As the demand for beds continues to extend as a result of surge in Covid-19 infections, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has determined to start out an Oxygen mattress facility on the Covid Care Centres (CCC) being arrange throughout town.
The metropolis is already dealing with a scarcity of ventilator beds for vital sufferers and in the previous few days, sufferers in want have been struggling to get ventilator help in any of the hospitals within the metropolis. As on Tuesday morning, the PMC dashboard had no vacant Ventilator beds of the whole 493 allotted for treating Covid sufferers. There had been solely 5 of 432 ICU beds with out ventilators vacant that too after the rise within the mattress capability on the jumbo Covid hospital in CoEP grounds.
Of the 4,457 allotted isolation beds with Oxygen, there have been solely 383 vacant with the demand rising quick throughout the previous few days. There are 706 of the allotted 4,457 beds with out Oxygen vacant in metropolis hospitals.
“The PMC administration has been directed to prepare an action plan to increase Oxygen beds along with beds at the CCC in the city. The plan is to provide Oxygen facility for 10 per cent of the total beds in CCC,” stated mayor Murlidhar Mohol after discussing the difficulty of scarcity of beds for remedy of Covid sufferers within the metropolis.
Also, the PMC has been requested to rope in Nitya Shradha hospital for Covid remedy. Mohol stated the civic physique would search their paid service to run a civic hospital. “The civic administration has been asked to identify more private hospitals in the city that are yet to be included in the civic list of hospitals for reserving beds for Covid treatment,” Mohol added.
The PMC would quickly begin CCC at CoEP hostel and Agriculture hostel alongwith different areas recognized for the CCC with 10 % beds with Oxygen facility, he stated including, “The PMC is also trying to get in touch with residential hotels and lodges in the city to start CCC to cater to the increasing number of Covid patients in the city.”
The civic administration has been requested to discover the potential of making use of vacant civic buildings constructed for colleges or different functions for beginning Oxygen mattress amenities. The mattress capability at civic hospitals treating Covid sufferers can be being elevated, Mohol stated including there can be an addition of 200 beds within the subsequent two days by rising the capability at jumbo hospital and Dalvi hospital.
As per the PMC report, there are 919 vital sufferers within the metropolis and three,952 on Oxygen remedy. A complete of 42,741 energetic sufferers are within the metropolis and most of them in house isolation.