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Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital receives 100-bed ICU facility to gear up for third wave

The beds will also cater to the paediatric patients from the SAT Hospital in the MCH compound, if there is a surge of patients there, said health minister Veena George.

Published: 20th September 2021 01:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2021 06:49 AM   |  A+A-

One of the two ICU wards set up at the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The health department has set up two ICUs with 100 beds and 17 ventilators in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital as part of the preparations for a possible third wave of Covid.

The beds will also cater to the paediatric patients from the SAT Hospital in the MCH compound, if there is a surge of patients there, said health minister Veena George.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate the facility on September 23.

The new facility has come up in the ward 7 and 8 of the MCH. Each ward has been modified to set up an ICU and a high dependency unit.  

The beds get oxygen from a centralised system and it can be fitted with a ventilator in an emergency.

The equipment was set up with the support of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

“The patients can be monitored throughout with the help of a multi parameter monitoring facility attached to each bed. The doctors can monitor the patients with the help of monitors from the centralised nursing station,” said the minister. 

There is a minor procedure room and staff room attached to the ICU.



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