On Wednesday, a dozen hospitals in the city alone said they have a sizable number of patients on oxygen and added that the patient count was rising. “Some hospitals don’t have beds, as we have been waiting for the government to come up with a mutually agreeable tariff rate. But since there is new spike in cases, the beds will begin to fill up and so all issues need to be resolved for the sake of people,” Dr Kishan Rao, president of Telangana Hospitals and Nursing Home Association (THANA) said.
The latest hospital occupancy details show that among the major Covid-19 treatment centres in the state, the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) has all beds in all categories occupied, including 50 oxygen beds. Gandhi Hospital has 30 new patients being treated.
“Looking at the spike in cases and admissions, the government has postponed its decision to begin non Covid-19 services in the hospital,” said a health department official. At the Chest Hospital, 14 are admitted in oxygen beds, while at King Koti hospital, 39 persons are taking oxygen treatment.
The government-run ESI hospital also has 10 patients on oxygen treatment and there are another half a dozen private hospitals in city with sizeable number patients on oxygen beds. The bed scenario is worrisome, especially in Khammam where all the private hospitals are occupied. Reliable sources informed that more than 100 beds are occupied in Khammam’s government hospital. The occupancy of intensive care unit (ICU) beds has gone up slightly in Nizamabad too.
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