Gurugram has 75 lively instances and one Covid hospital as Medanta halts admission | Gurgaon Information


GURUGRAM: Whereas the town teeters on the sting of changing into a crimson zone with rising variety of novel coronavirus instances every single day, Gurugram has just one functioning Covid hospital in the intervening time.
Medanta, which had been treating Covid-19 sufferers, isn’t taking over any extra instances now. The reason being a technicality — that it’s not a chosen Covid-19 hospital.
“Gurugram has devoted Covid-19 hospitals the place sufferers are getting therapy. Medanta isn’t a Covid-19 hospital, so we’re not taking any sufferers,” stated Dr Naresh Trehan, chairperson and managing director of Medanta Hospitals.
That leaves ESIC Hospital in Sector 9 as the one functioning Covid hospital for Gurugram residents. “We’re getting sufferers admitted to ESIC. We’re additionally taking a few of them to SGT Medical School in Chandu Budhera (about 12 km from the town), which has 300 beds. Now we have additionally engaged six personal hospitals within the metropolis and added 600 beds for Covid-19 sufferers,” stated Gurugram chief medical officer JS Punia.
However the brand new models in personal hospitals aren’t operational but. Neither is a 500-bed Covid hospital at Manesar. “We have been supposed to start out the Medeor Hospital operations however couldn’t due to technical issues. He hope to get it up and working by subsequent week,” the chief medical officer added. The hospital was presupposed to grow to be a Covid hospital by April.
This has put ESIC beneath a whole lot of stress. The 126-bed hospital has 72 medical doctors, 80 nurses and 66 sufferers. Which suggests it might tackle 60 extra sufferers earlier than it runs out of beds.
The town has reported 68 instances since final Friday (a median of 8.5 a day). If that development continues, it’ll run out of beds in one other week.
However there was a workers scarcity on the hospital and the workers turning up aren’t being examined sufficient. “One among our personal medical doctors has examined constructive for Covid-19. Nevertheless, individuals who have been in touch with the physician weren’t examined. They weren’t even put in quarantine,” stated a physician from the hospital.
Some medical doctors stated it’s potential that non-public hospitals have stopped taking over Covid-19 instances as a aware determination due to the variety of personal hospital workers who obtained contaminated.
Up to now, 15 healthcare employees within the district have examined constructive for Covid-19. Twelve have been from Medanta.


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