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Centre to provide 25 ventilators to PGI for Covid-19 ICU wards

Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 28

The Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare has determined to offer 25 ventilators to the Publish Graduate Institute of Medical Schooling and Analysis (PGIMER), Chandigarh, for Covid-19 ICU wards.

The institute has solely 20 ventilators within the Nehru Extension Hospital, a chosen Covid hospital for critically ailing sufferers, whereas 18 sufferers are presently receiving intensive care therapy in ICUs.

Out of the 18 sufferers within the ICUs, two are intubated, two on nasal prongs, one on ventilatory help, three on excessive movement nasal cannulas and one every on non-invasive air flow, venti masks and ventilatory help.

PGI Director Dr Jagat Ram stated: “The Centre has requested us in regards to the want for ventilators. We had requested it on this regard. The Union Well being Ministry has agreed to offer 25 ventilators to the institute. These ventilators are of fine high quality and shall be used within the Covid ward.”

The PGI Director stated: “The institute has round 180 ventilators for non-Covid critical sufferers. No extra ventilators may be spared from any of the division as all of them are occupied. There are greater than 85 critical sufferers within the Nehru Extension and not less than 20 are within the ICU ward. It might get hectic if situation of sufferers on oxygenation deteriorates and so they want ventilator help.”

ICU gives intensive monitoring and intensive remedy. A ventilator is one a part of intensive remedy. Initially, oxygenation is improved by giving non-invasive therapy. A ventilator is used when the center and lungs have grown weak to carry out the same old perform.

The PGI had lately obtained 10 ventilators from the UT Administration underneath the PM Cares Fund. The institute had reported sure faults with the ventilators supplied by the Administration.

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