Kerala has doubled the ICU beds, ventilators: Kerala Health Minister

  • | Thursday | 29th April, 2021

The oxygen plant in Konjikode is producing around 200 MT of oxygen. We want that Kerala should utilize the oxygen produced from this plant but the Centre is asking us to supply oxygen from this plant to other states too. Kerala`s oxygen consumption is 100MT: Kerala Health Minister

Amid the Covid19 surge, the Kerala Health Minister has come up with some relaxation on medication. "We did not get time to act to delay the peak. There are many reasons for this including the Assembly elections. We had anticipated a spike in daily cases and doubled our ICU beds, ventilators," said the Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja.

On average below 65% of our ICU beds and 23% of ventilators are full. This is a difficult situation. But no patient in the state died because he/she did not get a bed/ventilator, she added.

Pointing the issue out Kerala Heath Minister blames the Centre for the shortage of Supply. She said," It`s the duty of the Centre to supply vaccines. We are placing the order but the vaccine companies are saying that they will supply the vaccine only in May end or early June. This one-month delay will be dangerous. We need vaccines urgently to save lives". 

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