The KS Care Hospital here was treating Covid patients though it was not an authorised centre and the government has taken a serious view of the matter
The neighbouring State has been seeing a huge surge in infection and deaths, and hundreds of families living in the border areas that are far flung from their district headquarters are now relying on private nursing homes in Mancherial.
Minister for Health Alla Nani said the number of beds were increased to 37,000 in hospitals for COVID patients, and adequate quantity of oxygen was also made available
Kamareddy Collector Dr Sharath inspecting Covid wards and ICU wards at Kamareddy district hospital
According to the Jaipur Golden Hospital, "a supply of 3.5 metric tonnes of oxygen was supposed to reach by 5 p.m. yesterday. But it reached around midnight. By then, 20 patients had died."
Due to the struggle in accessing hospital beds, critical patients needing immediate ventilator care or oxygen supply are ending up travelling long distances.
The supply plan has been done as recommended by the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) in consultation with States
"We have also urged the Centre to allow industrial oxygen to be used for medical purposes," he said
On offer are seven-day packages with single room costing Rs 40,000 and twin sharing rooms costing Rs 30,000
Somesh Kumar was speaking at a high level meeting with senior officials at BRKR Bhavan to take stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the State.
Reviewing the Covid prevention measures, he noted that the positivity rate had come down from 12 per cent to 8.3 per cent
“Only about 15-20 percent of COVID patients need critical treatment and it is becoming extremely difficult for doctors and hospitals to identify these patients."
The president of THANA, TS, Dr Ashok Reddy said that at present ex-gratia is being provided to health care workers only from government hospitals, but private practitioners are also equally sharing the responsibility of managing Covid patients
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Speaking after hoisting the national flag at the Collectorate here on Saturday, he said the 108 ambulance service staffers were also offering good service to the patients
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