Bengaluru – April 16, 2021: 1800 beds will be made available for Covid treatment in KIMS and BMCRI, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. he was speaking to the media here after inspecting BMCRI, KIMS and St.John hospitals.
400 beds were provided to Covid patients in Victoria hospital so far. It will be increased to 750 now. Nearby hotel will be made quarantine centre and 200 beds will be available there for Covid patients. Total 950 beds will be managed by BMCRI. 70 ICU beds are available here we are trying to provide 50-100 more ICU beds within 15 days, said the Minister.
KIMS will reserve 500 beds within 2-3 weeks, private medical colleges are arranging 5000 beds shortly he said. Chief Minister’s health is stable. He has already taken the vaccination. CM will be provide guidance from hospital itself through video conference. We will act accordingly to control the wave he added. We will discuss about the proposal of considering Media persons as frontline workers and give priority to get vaccine. He said.
I am also a Corona warrior and discharging my responsibility like Doctors, D Group workers and para medicos are doing. He held a quick meeting with the administration of St.Johns hospital and instructed them to make alternative arrangement in the nearby hotel for mild symptomatic patients.
Mortality rate is comparatively less in second wave than in first one. It is necessary to take certain strict measures and proper treatment protocols to contain second wave. We need to prevent third wave by getting vaccinated said Dr.Sudhakar.
6 thousand beds are available
6000 beds are available in Bengaluru including hospitals and covid care centres. 3869 of them have been occupied. 2,131 are still available for the patients. It will be increased further in the coming days, said the Minister.