Tribune News Service
Patiala, April 26
Amid increasing hospitalisation, private hospitals in the district are running short of Covid beds. A majority of private hospitals, which have been allowed to admit Covid patients, are said to have only a few L2 beds at present.
Of 34 L2 beds at Vardhman Hospital, only five are vacant. Rahat Medicare, Columbia Asia, Sadbhavna and Prime Hospital have already exhausted their L2 bed capacity. Of 29 such beds at Amar Hospitals, only two are left.
Information regarding bed availability is being provided by the district administration on its website.
With regard to L3 (ICU) beds, Columbia Asia, Sadhbhavna, Balaji and Neelam Hospital have none vacant.
The Health Department said they had asked the private hospitals to increase the bed strength. The Patiala Civil Surgeon, Dr Satinder, said: “More hospitals have been given approval for admission of Covid patients after thorough inspection. We are doing what we can to provide beds to everyone.”
440 more test positive
The Civil Surgeon said the district today reported 440 positive cases, taking the count to 30,933 cases since the pandemic outbreak last year. Besides, the active caseload rose to 3,080. Of 440 positive cases, Patiala city logged 225, Rajpura, 39 Rajpura 66, Shutrana 26 and Kauli 23. Besides, 19 positive cases were from Kallon Majra, 17 from Samana, 15 from Dudhan Sadhan, 12 from Bhadson and eight from Harapalpur.
Besides, the district reported 14 Covid deaths, taking the death toll to 740.
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