200- bed maternity hospital may become COVID-19 centre

Minister for Mines and Geology and district-in-charge for Gadag district C.C. Patil has mentioned that in case of dire want, along with Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), a 200-bed maternity hospital in Gadag-Betageri can be transformed into a chosen COVID-19 hospital.

Addressing a press convention in Gadag after holding a evaluate assembly on COVID-19 management on Monday, Mr. Patil mentioned that at current the district had a capability to hold out 250 COVID-19 checks each day. And, relying on want for a hospital, additional steps can be taken. “In case of dire want of hospital facility, aside from changing the maternity hospital right into a COVID-19 hospital, the district administration will take steps to arrange 150 to 200 beds in personal hospitals for therapy of sufferers affected by the pandemic,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that the district administration had already recognized 1,315 beds for COVID-19 therapy in 30 well being centres within the district. This aside, steps had been being taken to switch Morarji Desai residential colleges for treating sufferers, he mentioned.

Clarifying that there was no dearth of funds or shortage of medical gear and human sources for preventing the pandemic, the Minister mentioned that the district had a inventory of 16,000 PPE kits for medical doctors and medical employees, 10,000 VTM (Viral Transport Media) kits for swab accumulating employees and 15,000 N-95 masks and so they had been getting used as per requirement.

Mr. Patil mentioned that strict directions had been given to all of the employees and officers of the well being and different authorities departments to make sure good meals and therapy for COVID-19 sufferers and people exhibiting negligence in work can be handled strictly. He additionally clarified that any assault or ill-treatment of corona warriors wouldn’t be tolerated and strict motion can be taken in opposition to such offenders.

Earlier, chairing a evaluate assembly, the Minister requested the officers to make sure that all the rules issued by the federal government to stop the unfold of the pandemic had been strictly adopted. He requested the officers to make sure correct coordination with native organisations and people to make sure higher implementation of the precautionary measures.

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