Amid surge all eyes on PGI to expand Covid bed capacity in Chandigarh

  • | Sunday | 9th May, 2021

Dushyant Singh PundirTribune News ServiceChandigarh May 7All eyes are on the PGI with a surge in the number of Covid patients needing hospital beds and oxygen. The Administration had requested the ministry to direct the PGI to enhance the number of Covid beds to at least 700 as they have nearly 2000 beds. To create a Covid bed facility there is a requirement of defined logistics/oxygen support as well as well-trained manpower. “At present of the total bed strength of 2000 404 beds have been specifically allocated for the treatment of Covid patients. As per the available bed census at any time there are around 350-380 Covid patients and over 1000 non-Covid patients remain admitted to the Institute” he said.

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