Raipur. The IMA Special Team, led by Dr Avijit Raizada, met city MLA Shailesh Pandey for a detailed discussion regarding preventing the spread of COVID infection and made some suggestions. All 450 doctors of the IMA sent their teams and told the MLA that oxygen and ventilator are now used excessively for COVID patients. There is a shortage of oxygen and ventilators in hospitals, but the use of BiPAP ventilator can reduce ventilator usage. The BiPAP is life-saving in the treatment of COVID, and it is cost-effective.
The BiPAP machine treats lung-related diseases. Those who have difficulty in breathing or for patients who have trouble breathing while sleeping at night. This machine delivers air to the part of the lungs where there is a hindrance in reaching oxygen. It also controls the pressure in the healthy part of the lungs. This machine is now helping COVID for patients whose lungs are not fully capable of drawing oxygen and whose Spo2 / oxygen saturation level is low.
Considering the plan with due seriousness, the city legislator discussed the matter with the state Health and Family Welfare Minister TS Singhdeo and apprised the suggestion. The Minister said that he might take necessary action soon after discussing it with the Health Secretary.