News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Thu, 19 Nov 2020 07:57 PM IST
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Delhi government has ordered 90 private hospitals to reserve 60% of their total bed capacity for treatment of COVID-19 patients. This will increase 2,644 beds in private hospitals for #COVID19 treatment: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain pic.twitter.com/ioTR932u2k
– ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
Corona virus: Ventilated ICU beds filled in 60% of Delhi hospitals
In the capital, the cases of corona infection have been increasing rapidly in the last few days. Seeing the matter getting serious, the Home Ministry has now come forward to control the situation. However, the biggest problem at the moment is the lack of ventilator ICU beds in Delhi. According to official figures, about 60 hospitals in Delhi do not have ventilator ICU beds. The government says that the number of beds is being increased according to the patients. Many patients outside Delhi are admitted to hospitals here in critical condition. According to the Delhi Corona app, there are 1328 ventilator beds for corona patients and most of these beds are full. It is a matter of concern that beds are completely filled in 40 hospitals in Delhi. These hospitals range from government hospitals such as Lady Hardinge, Deendayal Upadhyay, LNJP to large private hospitals like Apollo, Max, Sargangaram. In addition to ventilator beds, 85 percent of ICU beds are also filled.
According to the Corona app, as of 12 pm on Wednesday night, Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital has 200 ICU beds with ventilators and none of them were empty. At the same time, in LNJP Hospital 200, only seven beds were empty. Similar situation was with other hospitals in Delhi. Meanwhile, it is also a matter of concern that apart from Delhi’s Kovid-19, ICU beds dedicated to other patients are also getting reduced gradually.