Gurugram doesn’t have any obtainable ICU and ventilator beds. All 2,459 beds allotted for Covid sufferers are full.
“My aunt is in a non-public hospital and they’re asking her to maneuver to a distinct facility as they don’t have a ventilator. I’ve been attempting to get a ventilator mattress in Gurugram, Delhi, Faridabad and close by areas, to no avail,” mentioned Satabdi Sethi, a relative of a 55-year-old Covid affected person.
The district administration has mentioned growing hospital beds for Covid sufferers will probably be doable solely when oxygen provide goes up. “We can’t enhance beds for sufferers at present. Hospitals are getting restricted oxygen provide,” mentioned deputy commissioner Yash Garg.
A number of hospitals identified that they are going to soak up extra sufferers provided that oxygen provide improves. “We aren’t opening up new beds for Covid sufferers as oxygen provide is proscribed,” mentioned Dr Manish Prakash of Mayom Hospital. “The amount of oxygen is mounted and much beneath requirement. Medical doctors need to battle all evening contacting a number of individuals for well timed procurement of oxygen,” mentioned Dr PN Kakar, CEO of Park Hospital.
The town’s medical oxygen provide improved on Monday with the federal government growing allotment. An oxygen practice from Gujarat can even deliver a big consignment. Whereas officers are assured this can assist resolve the fast disaster, it stays to be seen if a extra assured provide line encourages hospitals to open up extra beds.
Consultants, in the meantime, mentioned growing beds is simply part of the answer. “Certified healthcare assets like nurses, resident medical officers and intensive care specialists is a problem at current. There’s a excessive demand for ICU beds, which wants refined coaching and skillset which might’t be gained in a single day,” mentioned Dr Sameer Kulkarni, regional director, Paras Hospitals.