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Panchkula runs out of ICU beds

Amit Bathla

Press Reporter News Service

Panchkula, April 23

All devoted Covid-19 hospitals within the district — the Civil Hospital, Alchemist Hospital, Ojas Hospital and Paras Hospital — have run out of beds of their intensive care items (ICUs).

Whereas all 50 ICU beds, together with 20 with ventilator help, are occupied, simply 66 oxygen beds (aside from the ICU) are vacant within the district.

To isolate these with delicate signs, 32 non-oxygen beds can be found at BRS Dental School in Barwala (Covid care centre).

Dr Jasjeet Kaur, Civil Surgeon, stated the healthcare system was beneath immense stress because of the unprecedented and surprising rise within the lively caseload.

Extra oxygen beds had been being added to the Covid-19 hospitals to cope with the prevailing state of affairs, she stated.

A senior physician on Covid responsibility on the Civil Hospital stated:

It isn’t a snug state of affairs. The illness is extreme within the present wave. We had seen a most of 126 Covid admissions to the Civil Hospital through the earlier wave. That quantity is about to the touch 160 this time and it’s anticipated to get solely worse.’’

Based on the Well being Division, of the two,629 lively instances, over 90 per cent are beneath residence isolation.

What non-public hospitals say

Based on a senior official at Alchemist Hospital, they had been working at full capability and discovering it tough to deal with the necessity for beds.

The hospital has 35 oxygen beds (aside from the ICU) and 10 ICU beds.

“Day-after-day, we obtain quite a lot of calls in regards to the availability of beds on the client care helpline. Sadly, we’ve got to disclaim them,” he stated.

Scarcity of antiviral medicine

There was no scarcity of oxygen provide to deal with vital Covid sufferers on the hospital, stated the official, quoting their day by day consumption at 1.5 tonnes.

He, nonetheless, added that their hospital had been going through problem in procuring remdesivir and different antiviral medicine.

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