Bengaluru: IAF to set up 100-bed COVID-19 facility, to open on May 6

The COVID-19 facility with the primary 20 beds with oxygen concentrators will likely be operational on Could 6, an official assertion stated.

Indian Air Drive will arrange a 100 bedded COVID-19 remedy facility at Air Drive Station Jalahalli within the northern limits of Bengaluru metropolis.  In accordance with an official assertion, the ability with the primary 20 beds will likely be operational on Could 6 with oxygen concentrators solely. As soon as oxygen availability is ensured by the state authorities, the remaining 80 beds are anticipated to be operational by Could 20. Of the entire 100 beds, there will likely be 10 ICU beds and 40 beds with piped oxygen. The remaining 50 beds could have oxygen concentrators.

“The ability will likely be manned by specialists, medical doctors, nurses and paramedical employees offered by the Command Hospital Air Drive, Bengaluru. Admission to the ability will likely be coordinated by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, Govt of Karnataka via a nodal officer,” the assertion additional stated.

“The Authorities of Karnataka has assured obligatory help for pharmacy, oxygen and safety,” it added.

Bengaluru has been dealing with scarcity of ICU and ventilator beds and oxygen provide, and social media has been inundated with SOS messages searching for ICU beds for essential COVID-19 sufferers. Virtually all hospitals, personal and authorities, have been performing at nearly full or 90% capability.

In view of the alarming state of affairs in Bengaluru, the Karnataka Excessive Court docket had requested the state and BBMP to method the armed forces for assist. On April 27, the courtroom was advised that the Command Hospital in Bengaluru didn’t have any empty beds to cater to most people because it was already crammed.

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Since Could 3, not less than three hospitals have despatched out misery calls over the shortage of oxygen provide, and on Could 4, two sufferers died resulting from interruption in oxygen provide. Whereas some oxygen cylinders had been rushed to the hospitals, hospital authorities this can be not sufficient and a correct steady provide have to be established to maintain up with the growing demand.

Karnataka on Monday reported 44,438 COVID-19 circumstances and 239 associated deaths, taking the entire caseload and fatalities to 16.46 lakh and 16,250 respectively, the well being division stated. Bengaluru City alone accounted for 22,112 infections.

The day additionally noticed 20,901 sufferers getting discharged. Cumulatively, 16,46,303 optimistic circumstances have been confirmed in Karnataka, which incorporates 16,250 deaths and 11,85,299 discharges, a well being division bulletin stated. Lively circumstances stood at 4,44,734.

With PTI inputs

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