In the course of the first and second waves of Covid-19 pandemic, the biggest public hospital within the metropolis was transformed into Devoted Covid Hospital (DCH) with all 400 beds reserved for Covid sufferers. Main departments equivalent to ENT, obstetrics, psychological well being, out-patient and in-patient departments had been closed, inflicting extreme inconvenience to non-Covid sufferers. Additionally, the hospital catered to poor sufferers who typically visited the ability in massive numbers in search of remedy for numerous illnesses freed from price or cheaper charges.
Dean of the hospital S S Extra stated, “ As many as 250 beds might be reserved for Covid sufferers whereas the remaining for non-Covid. I’ve requested the division heads to get inventory of medicines and tools. For the reason that hospital is being reopened for non-Covid sufferers after an extended hole, excessive turnout is predicted within the coming days.”
At the moment, 155 Covid sufferers are present process remedy on the hospital. The authorities declare that logistics equivalent to oxygen generator, refillers, ventilators required to sort out the third wave of the pandemic might be positioned within the hospital within the coming days. Together with Covid, the hospital additionally catered to mucormycosis sufferers in the course of the second wave, for which, 4 operation theatres had been fully devoted. Now, the variety of mucormycosis sufferers, too, has come down. Due to this fact, two operation theatres might be made obtainable for surgical procedures of non-Covid and non-mucormycosis sufferers.
District guardian minister Satej Patil has directed the authorities involved to open two main public hospitals — IGM Ichalkaranji and sub-district hospital Gadhinglajfor non-Covid sufferers.