The ICU ventilators each amounting to Rs 12 lakh were donated to the government medical colleges of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kollam, Kottayam, and Kozhikode.
On Wednesday, an MLA of the ruling BJP himself took up issue in the Assembly and even blamed non-availability of ventilators for the death of his relatives.
Around 12 districts of the State have 10 or less life saving machines in their Covid hospitals
The notes of the death audit conducted between October 5, 2020, and November 3, 2020, listed recommendations made in a meeting.
Even as patients suffered due to lack of critical life-saving medical equipment, hundreds of machines delivered to various states were lying unused.
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earning from the experiences of the second wave of COVID-19, Chhattisgarh Government has started upgrading all the district hospitals and block-level hospitals.
Low-cost and portable critical care ventilator 'PRANA' (Programmable Respiratory Assistance for the Needy Aid) is based on the automated compression of an AMBU (Artificial Manual Breathing unit) bag.
Deputy Chief Minister and State Covid Task Force Chairman Dr C N Ashwath Narayan on Saturday said Bosch has come forward to repair ventilators in government hospitals free of cost.
The FIR was filed by BBMCH superintendent Mahendra Nayak on Saturday, accusing the MP's nominee of 'forcefully' entering the hospital and leaking pictures of unused ventilators.
The number of new cases is far more than the patients being discharged after cure, resulting in shrinking of vacant beds, particularly the oxygen beds.
The development comes at ta time when the existing infrastructure in Puducherry and Karaikal is under a tremendous amount of stress to cope up with the increasing number of Covid cases and deaths.
In the past few days, Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra have complained that the ventilators provided under PM-CARES Fund have been faulty and are not functioning properly.
According to its report, even company technicians who manufacture ventilators could not fix the problems.
The ministry said that the ventilators were available in very limited numbers in government hospitals across the country at the beginning of the pandemic last year.
SASTRA Deemed University has donated a total of six ventilators to Thanjavur Medical College Hospital (TMCH) and ESIC Hospital at KK Nagar in Chennai.