Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said the state-run LNJP Hospital will get new wards equipped with over 100 oxygen beds by October 15.
Close to 2,200 oxygen beds available at government hospitals, special wards are being set up for children, six more Oxygen plants will come up soon: DM&HO
At Regal Multi-Speciality Hospital, doctors have observed a 50-60 per cent dip in the demand for oxygen beds.
“There’s no huge scarcity for beds. The people getting discharged from here are higher than the number of fresh cases and the cases would come down soon,” the Minister said.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian inaugurated 120 additional oxygen support beds at the Government Omandurar Medical College Hospital Friday.
On Thursday, however, there were 500 vacant beds at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, one of the major hospitals treating Covid patients in Chennai.
To mitigate the oxygen scarcity, Tex Valley and Erode BNI together donated an oxygen generator that could manufacture 200 litres of oxygen per minute.
Chief Minister MK Stalin, on Friday, inaugurated the Covid Care Centre with 200 oxygen-supported beds at Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine in Thoppur.
Kochi Corporation’s new hospital at Wellingdon Island with a capacity of 100 oxygen beds will be functional within a week.
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 officials explained to the chief minister about the facilities available in the centre, following which he interacted with the doctors there.
Out of these, six AIIMS at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh are already fully functional.
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-charge Collector S Rama Sundhar Reddy along with JC Sreenivasulu, KMC DK Balaji inspected the Covid-19 ward.
Aster Medcity has provided medical equipment and also given training to the doctors and nurses to be deployed at the hospital. Ernakulam MP Hibi Eden inaugurated the facility on Tuesday.