Responding to a query, minister of state for well being Bharati Pravin Pawar mentioned in a written reply that as many as 57,518 ventilator beds can be found within the nation in line with knowledge submitted by states.
Pawar additional knowledgeable the higher home that on April 21, 2021, 62,458 oxygen-supported isolation beds have been obtainable all through the nation. As of March 30, 2020, a complete of 14,440 ventilator beds have been obtainable, the minister added.
The figures assume significance as India witnessed a crippling scarcity of oxygen and ICU beds through the devastating second wave of the virus.
In April and Could, there have been studies that hospitals in a number of states reminiscent of Maharashtra, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have been compelled to show away Covid sufferers because of unavailability of beds.
The Centre and states have since taken a number of measures to enhance the provision of beds within the occasion of a potential third Covid wave hitting the nation.
Pawar, in one other reply, mentioned the central authorities has sanctioned 1,573 PSA oxygen technology vegetation with a capability of 1771.76 MT to be arrange in public well being amenities throughout the nation.