Low ventilator survival rate of COVID patients at Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital

All 12 patients put on ventilator support died

Low ventilator survival rate of COVID patients at Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital

The 12 coronavirus patients who were put on ventilator support at the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala ended up succumbing to the disease.

Karam Prakash
Tribune News Service

Patiala, June 30 

The 12 coronavirus patients who were put on ventilator support at the Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala ended up succumbing to the disease. 

Recently, a 60-year-old coronavirus patient—who was admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital—died within 24 hours of being put on ventilator support. He was the resident of Samana.

The patient was given ventilator support at 11.30 AM on June 27, and the patient died of Coronavirus at 2 PM on June 28. Similarly, an employee of the education department died of coronavirus within a few hours of being put on breathing support.

As per records, every coronavirus patient, who was put on ventilator support at Government Rajindra Hospital, succumbed to the disease.

Dr Paras Pandove, Medical Superintendent, Government Rajindra Hospital, said that it had been the trend in the coronavirus cases throughout the world.

He said that the COVID disease had a high mortality rate on ventilators, especially, among the patients who had comorbidity.

“The associated diseases and age of the patient are crucial factors which decide the recovery from the ventilator support,” he added.

The epidemiologists suggested that instead of taking the burden of asymptomatic patients, the state government should focus on symptomatic and serious patients to cut down the mortality rate.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Harish Malhotra said patients who had died had comorbid conditions.

“In some cases, patients were referred from other districts after the deterioration of health. Patients reach the hospital at a very late stage,” he said.

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