Hospitals in Ranchi run out of ICUs and Oxygen supported beds

Ranchi: Coronavirus is creating havoc across the state but condition in the state capital is turning out to be worse as hospitals have run out of ICUs and oxygen supported beds due to which people are running from one hospital to another alongwith the patients in the ambulances.

Over the last few days there has been many instances in the capital where people have died waiting in ambulances for outside the hospitals for bets on the other hand the district administration has cut out a sorry picture of itself as it has only said that it will take another week to prepare 250 oxygen supported beds.

DDC Vishal Sagar said that all the ICU beds in the hospitals of the city are full which included those in the Sadar Hospital and private hospitals spread across the city. He said that the administration is preparing  250 new beds out of which 120 oxygen supported bed will be added at the Sadar Hospital while another 100 oxygen supported beds will be ready at community Healthcare Centre at Baba Resaldar.

He said that separately with Promise Hospital 30-35 bed oxygen supported are being prepared at the hospital of the Ranchi Municipal Corporation located on Ratu Road.

Medical Director of Medanta Hospital Dr Mukhtar said that the oxygen saturation level among the patients who are reaching at the hospitals is less than 80 and these patients require high flow oxygen support or have to be admitted in the ICU. On the other hand a senior doctor at the Orchid Hospital said that during the first wave of coronavirus after two to three days people were removed from oxygen support but this time even after five days the patients are not recovering due to which there has been a scarcity of beds in the hospitals.

There are a total of 3236 beds spread across the different private and government run hospitals in the state capital which included 1411 beds without oxygen support while number of oxygen supported beds are 1304 which are almost full whereas in the ICU there are a total of 521 beds which are also full.

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