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Covid-19: 78% of vacant general beds in Bangalore, high demand ICU | India News


BENGALURU: With a gradual decline in Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru, the hospital bed situation is improving as the demand for hospitalization of infected patients has decreased, reports Sunitha Rao.
Based on the data available on government beds on the BBMP website, the situation is much better among general Covid beds than other categories of beds. Of the total of 7,195 general beds, 5,624 (or 78.1%) were available as of 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
In high dependency units with oxygenated beds, 2,098 (or 42.4%) of 4,945 beds were available. But the situation is not the same with ICU beds and ICU beds with ventilators. According to the website, only 20 (3.3%) of the 589 ICU beds and only 10 (or 1.5%) of the 637 ICU beds with ventilators are available.
While six ventilator ICU beds were available at Rainbow Children’s Hospital and one was empty at Anekal government hospital; KC General Hospital, Oxford Medical College Hospital and Research Center and Dr. BR Ambedkar Medical College Hospital.
Government beds are those of public hospitals and private hospitals that are reserved for referral patients and whose treatment is funded by public authorities.

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