Friday, June 18, 2021

Indian Army steps up hospital facilities at Delhi cantonment to fight COVID surge

The Indian Army has stepped up hospital facilities at Delhi cantonment to fight COVID surge. A COVID facility has been created at Base Hospital Delhi Cantonment where the entire hospital has been converted into a COVID hospital.

At the start of the current COVID wave, the Base Hospital catered for 340 COVID beds of which just 250 beds were oxygenated. This is being expanded to 650 COVID beds of which 450 beds will be oxygenated by the 30th of this month. The ICU is also being enhanced from 12 beds to 35 ICU beds by tomorrow. The next phase of expansion will see the present capacity being augmented to 900 oxygenated beds by the second week of June.

For efficient patient management, a new COVID OPD under a specialist medical team is functioning round the clock. This team clinically examines approximately 500 patients on a daily basis.

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