Millennium Post (Kolkata)

Health dept to add over 2000 Covid beds soon

The beds will be made operationa­l in both private and government hospitals


KOLKATA: With the rise in Covid cases in Bengal, the State Health department is set to increase more than 2,000 dedicated Covid beds in addition to 5,604 existing Covid beds. The new beds would soon be made operationa­l in both the government and private health establishm­ents.

Few days ago, the Health department asked various medical colleges, other hospitals and also the private ones to increase infrastruc­ture. State government also issued instructio­ns that 20 percent infrastruc­ture would have to be increased than what it had during the peak time last year. The second wave is presumed to be more contagious and hence necessary infrastruc­ture must be set up in all the health establishm­ents. As per the health department’s order all the medical colleges now have to set up an isolated Covid ward.

According to health department sources around 360 beds would be added to the existing capacity of 300 at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital. In case of MR Bangur Hospital there are currently 441 beds. Around 272 more beds would soon be made operationa­l. Beliaghata ID Hospital would get 150 seats more in addition to the present capacity of 165 while Chittaranj­an National

Cancer Institute would receive 275 beds. It currently has 150 beds. Beds are being increased in various private hospitals as well.

AMRI Hospitals on Wednesday increased 13 beds to its Dhakuria unit taking the total count for the group to 201. AMRI Dhakuria currently has 120 beds including 24 ICU beds, 16 HDU beds and 80 general beds. AMRI Mukundapur has 42 Covid beds and AMRI Salt Lake 39.

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