The Government of Karnataka is continuously working to increase the number of ICU ventilator beds in hospitals. At the same time, in the ICU of a government hospital in North Bengaluru, the relatives of the corona patients have been allowed to see them.
Coronation cases are continuously increasing in Bengaluru. In such a situation, the number of ICU ventilator beds is continuously increasing in the state. At the same time, families of seriously ill corona patients have been allowed to see them in the ICU of a government-run KC General Hospital in North Bengaluru. Families can see patients through CCTV screens around 5 pm every day. At the same time, patients admitted to the ICU can see their families through a camera placed outside the window.
Bala, the family of a patient admitted in this hospital, told that he was in a private hospital and was paying 60 thousand rupees per day. He was given this ICU facility three days ago. Here, unlike other hospitals, we are allowed to see our patient on a daily basis and this is a relief for the family. Bala said that his 32-year-old brother-in-law is undergoing treatment at this hospital.
Demand for ICU beds is increasing in the country
The modular cargo was built using 10 cargo containers and was commissioned in February this year before the second wave. In the midst of a crisis where ICU and ICU ventilator beds are out of reach of even top officials, the facility has emerged as one of the most sought-after people in the government sector, with PM-Cayers in the first wave. Under 25 ventilators have been provided.
A doctor told that some beds are available here, but we need to keep our patients safe for them in other Kovid wards in the event of their condition deteriorating. Following the fall of Kovid cases in November 2020, other government hospitals in Bangalore used ventilators in large numbers through PM-Cares last year. After April, when an average of more than 15 thousand cases and a high time of more than a thousand deaths occurred in just two weeks.
Government is increasing the number of beds
State Health Minister Dr. K Sudhakar informed that about 3 to 5 thousand modular ICU beds are being planned in the state. Bengaluru (2,000), Mysuru (200), Gulbarga (200), Tumkur (200) and Bidar (200). In 15 days, at least 2 thousand makeshift ICU beds will be ready. There will be more than 800 ventilators. In the Victoria Hospital campus, 250 ICU beds will be installed and in another new building, 150-200 ICU beds will be arranged and 100 of them will have ventilators.
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