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.