The Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) and Hospital yesterday received 30 additional ventilators; the total number of ventilators rose to around 70. Also, the IGMC will soon get 100 staff nurses. Besides, the city’s Sanatorium hospital has also been notified as a Covid facility to meet the rising demand for beds.
“Ventilators and nurses, who should join us in five to seven days, will ease some pressure on us,” said IGMC Medical Superintendent Dr Janak Raj. The hospital already has over 300 beds but these are often occupied. “We are increasing facilities in a phased manner. If needed, we will arrange additional beds,” he said. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had announced that the bed capacity at the hospital would be enhanced to 500.
Meanwhile, DSO Dr Rakesh Bhardwaj said that the department was in the process of preparing the Sanatorium hospital for Covid patients.
“We are sending doctors working there for training to an Ayurveda Hospital. We hope to make the facility available as soon as possible,” he added.
Dr Bhardwaj said that the Walker Hospital, which the Army had handed over to the district administration, would be used only as a Covid care centre.
“The facility will be used for keeping patients who don’t have space at home for self-isolation. We will use it when required,” he added.
Source : The Tribune