Covid sufferers from Delhi in search of beds in Mohali hospitals


Twenty-five Covid-19 sufferers from Delhi and Gurugram have been admitted to Gian Sagar Hospital in Banur.

With Nationwide Capital Area reeling underneath a scarcity of beds in addition to oxygen, the kin of Covid-19 sufferers have been making enquiries at personal hospitals in Mohali with a purpose to shift them right here. Some persons are even making frantic calls to authorities hospitals for beds.

Dr SPS Goraya, medical superintendent of Gian Sagar Hospital, stated all 25 sufferers are confirmed circumstances and have been shifted right here as they didn’t get beds in Delhi and Gurugram. “We’ve got 25 ICU beds and 45 beds for L-2 (average) circumstances. We’re not refusing admission to anybody,” he stated .

Mohali, which has emerged as a medical tourism hub, has round 30 personal hospitals with state-of-the-art services.

Covid patients from Delhi looking for beds in Mohali hospitals
Covid sufferers from Delhi in search of beds in Mohali hospitals

Dr Ankush Mehta, common supervisor, Max Hospital, stated: “We’re each day getting round 10 calls of Covid sufferers from the nationwide capital. However we’re helpless, as we have now a restricted variety of beds and are giving choice to sufferers from the area.”

Dr Mehta stated he even acquired a name from Lucknow and the household was able to airlift the affected person, however “we couldn’t assist them”.

“We’re not solely getting calls from Delhi, however from different states as effectively,” stated Dr Abhijit Singh, zonal director, Fortis Hospital, whereas including that the hospital has ample beds and oxygen for sufferers from this area.

Dr Adarshpal Kaur, civil surgeon, “Regardless that we don’t have Degree-3 services (for essential circumstances) in our authorities hospitals, individuals from Delhi and close by areas are calling for ICU beds.”

Pvt hospital occupancy near 95%

The 2 authorities hospitals for Covid-19 sufferers (civil hospitals in Section 6 and Dhakoli) have round 100 beds, however just for Degree-2 circumstances. As many as 35 of those are occupied. In the meantime, personal hospitals have round 600 Degree-2 beds and 215 Degree-3 beds, and their general occupancy is near 95%.

Sandeep Singla, a Delhi resident, stated: “We’ve got not been in a position to get a hospital mattress in Delhi for my father-in-law, who’s 82-year-old and affected by Covid-19. I’ve even tried calling all personal hospitals in Mohali, however they’ve refused to assist.”

Mohali deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan stated: “We’ve got directed the personal hospitals to offer choice to sufferers of our district, and outsiders needs to be admitted solely in case of a significant medical emergency.”

Dayalan stated that there’s a lot of strain on the well being infrastructure as greater than 80% Covid beds are occupied. “However fixed vigil is being maintained, in order that essential sufferers face no problem in admission to an appropriate well being facility,” he stated, throughout his go to to the Dera Bassi subdivisional hospital on Friday.


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