April 15, 2020
In the endeavour to FightCorona, we thank you for the endeavour you have taken and are taking.
On behalf of the Joint Platform of Doctors, West Bengal we will request you to consider the following with a view to have fair, better and clearer understanding of the Corona affected scenario in the state. As far our knowledge, till yesterday about 23 healthcare related personnels have been tested positive, with a number of those being doctors from both Government and Non Governmental health care facilities.
We do hereby ask you to consider the following:
1. Intensive Tests, More Centres
2. All HCWs suspects, contacts even if asymptomatic, must have a test
3.Test order should be simplified at the earliest
4.The results should fast track directly from lab to referring/treating centres
5. Segregation of all suspects/positives in institutional quarantine/isolation/treatment areas.
A lot more pro-activeness is required to deal with care seekers in all healthcare centers, protect the providers with zero compromises on PPE/N95/Masks/sanitizers as required. If the real time scenario is not brought to light and HCWs are not taken in confidence, the ongoing efforts of Lockdown, physical distancing will not be sufficient to contain and will rather lead to further spread in the community.
We sincerely hope that with these measures alongside the others in place, we will be able to achieve satisfying results.
We look forward to hear from you soon in this regard.
Thanking you in anticipation
Dr. Arjun Dasgupta +919748765779
Dr. Manas Gumta +919830016397
Dr. Punyabrata Goon +919830922194
Dr. Sharadwat Mukhopadhyay +919830023688
Dr. Hiralal Konar +919830159323
Dr. Amit Pan +919433828643
(On behalf of Joint Platform of Doctors, West Bengal)