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4-fold increase in Covid beds in hospitals managed by the Center of the national capital since March: Ministry of Health | India News


NEW DELHI: The number of beds for COVID-19 patients in Center-run hospitals in the national capital has more than quadrupled and is now 2,105 from 510 on March 1, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. of the Union.
Of the 2,105 beds, 1,875 are beds with oxygen and 230 are ICU beds.
Hospitals where these beds are available include Safdarjung, Ram Manohar Lohia, Lady Hardinge Medical College, AIIMS Delhi, AIIMS Jhajjar, ESIC Okhla and Jhilmil, and the All India Institute of Ayurveda at Sarita Vihar.
“The number of beds for COVID patients in Delhi has more than quadrupled, from 510 beds available on March 1,” the Health Ministry said.
The ministry said it is in the process of continuously increasing COVID beds in central government hospitals.
Temporary facilities and field hospitals are being established with the help of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Forty-six additional beds are expected to appear in the next two weeks at Safdarjung Hospital and 240 beds at Lady Hardinge Medical College, he said.
Additionally, at the DRDO facility in Dhaula Kuan, 250 ICU beds were put into operation on April 19. Another 250 ICU beds will be operational on April 21, the ministry said.
Indian Railways has also committed to provide 50 carriages with 16 beds each at Shakur Basti station, which can be used as isolation facilities by the Delhi government, he said, adding that it would also provide 25 train carriages with 16 beds. each in Anand. Vihar station before April 21.
“The Center is fully committed to addressing the COVID pandemic with all the resources at its disposal. Additional resources are also being organized and a ‘whole of government’ approach is being implemented to strengthen hospital infrastructure in all states for treatment. quickly and effectively of COVID-19 patients, “said the ministry.

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