New Delhi: According to the government’s Delhi Corona app, more than 700 or 11.5% of intensive care unit (ICU) beds reserved for Kovid-19 patients in the national capital were empty till Monday evening. This is the highest number of vacant beds in the city since the second week of April.
Hospitals are still reporting full ICUs, as Delhi reported more than 20,000 cases daily for 16 consecutive days during the current surge in infection in April. According to the government’s daily health bulletin, on Monday, the number of patients in hospitals in the city came down to 15,500.
Medical Superintendent of Holy Family Hospital, Dr. Sumit Ray said, “Now the situation of the hospitals has improved with fewer new cases coming up.” Wards, oxygen beds and emergency departments are being emptied. However, ICUs are full and this is because the hospital period for those who enter ICU once is about three weeks. ”He said that the high mortality rate during the second wave was mainly because the hospitals were filled. Had happened.
ICU beds reserved for Kovid-19 patients increased from 3,000 on April 12 to 6,376 by Monday evening. There were 5,150 ICU beds on 3 May, when the highest number of hospitalizations was reported.
CU beds have increased in Delhi government-run hospitals such as Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital. GTB Hospital increased its beds from 750 on May 12 to 1,150 on Monday evening. These include 800 ICU beds. Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital had 350 beds in the first week of May. The number increased to 475 including 325 ICU beds on Monday. Beds have also been added to Lok Nayak Hospital and GTB Hospital.
Many private hospitals have also increased the number of ICU beds. The government has also added 250 oxygen beds to its Indira Gandhi Hospital in Dwarka. Medical Superintendent of Batra Hospital, Dr. SCL Gupta said that the number of people staying in the hospital for the last four to five days has reduced by about 20 percent. However, the ICU situation is still poor, with most patients requiring extensive care.
A doctor at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital said that he has only the most serious patients admitted to the ICU of the hospital. Most of the others have been discharged.
The number of beds for Kovid-19 patients has also increased from just 21,000 at the beginning of the month to 27,610 on Monday evening. The extra beds are mostly in covid care centers, which can handle mild to moderate cases.