90% beds occupied in Mohali’s ‘COVID Hospital’; 200 more beds to come
Mohali, May 5, 2021:
In the Civil Hospital of Mohali, which has now been converted into ‘COVID Hospital’, only 13 beds are lying vacant.
Mohali civil surgeon informed on Wednesday that out of 120 total beds, 107 have been occupied by the COVID patients.
She said the COVID beds will be increased soon and the health department was working on it. A 100 bedded COVID centre will be set-up by the army inside premises of the Civil Hospital, Phase 6. In addition to this, the health department will also install 100 more beds here at their own level.
“To treat maximum patients, we will set-up 100 beds in the hospital as the current capacity is not sufficient in view of rising cases. The army will also add 100 beds in the hospital after making a COVID care centre here. The timeline for the same is one month and a survey for the location is already in progress by the army,” said Dr Adarshpal Kaur, civil surgeon.
Speaking about Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the district, the civil surgeon said that there is no ICU bed in any government hospital of Mohali as per their levels. In private hospitals, there are a total of 256 beds. The health department was shifting the critical patients, who need ICU beds, to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, but now the capacity is already full there, she said.
Notably, the civil hospital of Mohali was converted into COVID care centre by the health department and the OPDs as well as emergency ward of the hospital were shifted to the ESI Hospital in Industrial Area Phase 7 here.