by NEWSNER , 2021-05-04 10:55:20
The government hospitals are still having adequate beds to treat COVID-19 patients whilst the amount of infected persons is fast rising within the State's capital city. Principal-cum-Chief Superintendent of Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) Dr. Achyut Chandra Baishya told The Sentinel on Monday that around 200 beds, including those with ICU facility, are vacant at his hospital. He said since the GMCH is discharging recovered COVID patients almost a day vacant beds are created quite frequently.
Dr. Baishya said the number of vacant beds as of Monday was 100 at Sarusojai COVID center, 40 to 45 at Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, and 50 to 55 at the govt Ayurvedic College at Jalukbari. He said additional beds are going to be created at Patanjali Yogpeeth at Mirza from Tuesday. "We expect to make around 1,500 additional beds within a couple of days. albeit things are grim we try hard to try to away with the matter of bed shortage as far as possible," he said.
Dr. Baishya, however, said the GMCH has been receiving more critical patients who need oxygen and ventilation at this point. "The rush of such critical patients was less in 2020. So, we've faced the challenge of treating more critical patients this point," he said. On the opposite hand, 95% of the beds at private hospitals are now fully occupied. As of Monday (May 3, 2021), Ayursundra Superspeciality Hospital has 84 beds and 16 ICUs followed by 17 beds & 31 ICUs at Apollo International Hospital, 75 beds, and 10 ICUs at Excel Care Hospital, 63 beds, and 14 ICUs at Hayat Hospital, 50 beds and 30 ICUs at GNRC Hospital at Dispur, 40 beds and 70 ICUs at GNRC Hospital at North Guwahati, 30 beds at Pratiksha Hospital, 26 bed, and 12 ICUs at Swagat Hospital, 70 beds, and 4 ICUs at Marwari Hospital, 46 beds at Arya Hospital, 10 bed at Nemcare Hospital, 35 beds and 9 ICUs at Gate Hospital, 8 beds at Aruna Memorial Hospital, 25 beds and a couple of ICUs at Guwahati Metro Hospital, 40 beds and a couple of ICUs at Critical Care Hospital and seven beds at Goenka home.