As Covid-19 cases surge, Pune municipal area runs out of ICU beds with ventilators

As Covid-19 instances proceed to surge, hospitals within the Pune Municipal Company areas have run out of ICU beds with ventilators as soon as once more. On Thursday morning, solely 5 ICU beds had been out there within the metropolis, and none with a ventilator.

The state of affairs within the Pimpri-Chinchwad space is not any totally different. Hospitals right here have solely three ventilator-equipped ICU beds out there, though the district dashboard on hospitals confirmed eight are vacant.

The scarcity of hospital beds, ICUs and ventilators is hardly shocking because the variety of energetic instances within the metropolis went previous the 90,000-mark final night. The district detected one other 11,000 contemporary infections on Thursday, taking the overall variety of confirmed instances to greater than 6 lakh.

Hospitals within the Pune Municipal Company areas have a complete of 549 ICU beds with a ventilator facility. Within the district, there have been over a 1,000 such beds, and solely 63 had been out there on Thursday morning.

The variety of beds out there in Pune as of April eight morning.

PCMC well being chief, Dr Anil Roy, mentioned there have been 477 beds with out ventilators in intensive care items in numerous hospitals, of which about 250 had been vacant on Thursday morning. “As many as 229 beds with ventilators can be found in ICUs of PCMC and personal hospitals. Of those, solely three ventilators can be found. Severe sufferers require ventilator assist and there’s a rising demand for them,” Roy added.

He, nevertheless, mentioned the issue shall be solved to some extent within the subsequent couple of days as PCMC is roping in 18 extra non-public hospitals for Covid remedy. “Round 25 non-public hospitals had utilized for permission to deal with Covid sufferers. To date, 18 have been given the nod. We expect at the very least 15-20 extra ventilators in ICUs within the subsequent couple of days,” he added.

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Dr Roy mentioned PCMC runs 5 hospitals — YCMH, Bhosari, Jijamata, Auto Cluster and Jumbo hospital — and none have ventilators. “Within the 816-bed jumbo hospital at Nehrunagar, solely 400 beds had been initially made out there. Nonetheless, we’ve now bought the nod to make your complete hospital operational and we count on so as to add a couple of ventilators too,” he added.

Pune district additionally reported 62 deaths on Thursday, pushing the toll as much as 10,402.

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