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Only 8 ICU Beds Vacant in Delhi Private Hospitals for Corona Patients

Delhi ICU Bed

The number of Corona positive patients in the country’s capital Delhi is constantly increasing. Kejriwal Government of Delhi is continuously claiming that all arrangements have been made to deal with this crisis. Despite this, only 8 beds in seven private hospitals in Delhi are available for Covid-19 patients. The Delhi government has asked 117 nursing homes and private hospitals to keep 20 percent of the beds present for the corona virus infected patients. It has been learned that at present, 74 out of 82 ICU beds are safe for Corona infected in seven hospitals of Delhi. Whereas out of 348 ICU beds of Government Hospital of Delhi, only 111 beds are having patients.

412 new positive cases were found in the capital on Tuesday. After that, the number of infected has increased to 14,465. 10 private and 6 government hospitals have been approved in Delhi for the treatment of corona infected patients.

Indian Express examined the data of seven private hospitals. It was found that 15 patients are present in the Kolamut of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and City Hospital out of 20 beds. 9 out of 9 beds are filled in Indraprastha Apollo. Corona-infected patients are present on 29 out of 32 beds of Max Super Specialty Hospital in Saket, 3 out of 3 of Fortis (Shalimar Bagh) and eight beds of Mahadurga Charitable Trust. Apart from this, data related to other three hospitals – Sigons Orthocare, Saroj Medical Institute and Khushi Hospital were not made available by the government.

The Delhi government has recently asked 117 nursing homes and private hospitals to keep 20 percent of their existing bed capacity for Covid-19 patients.

According to the Delhi government, at present there are 7,223 active cases. Of these, 2,092 patients are being treated in 13 Covid-19 designated hospitals. Apart from these, other patients are in isolation in Covid Health Center, Care Center and their homes. According to the information, 185 patients are being treated in ICU admitted in the hospital. While 27 are placed on ventilator. So far 288 patients have died due to corona virus infection.

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