Only 4 ICU beds vacant at Rajindra Hospital

Only 4 ICU beds vacant at Rajindra Hospital

A beneficiary being inoculated during a special camp in Patiala on Saturday. Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 24

Amid the rising cases of Covid, Government Rajindra Hospital is fast running out of L-3 (ICU) Covid beds.

According to the authorities, as of now, only four L-3 beds are vacant at the Covid ward of the hospital. Of a total of 120, 116 beds were already occupied till this evening.

Government Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, is one of the four facilities in the government sector that has L-3 beds in Punjab.

Surbhi Malik, in-charge of the ward, Rajindra Hospital, said they had already extended L-3 beds from 120 to 150. “By tomorrow, L-3 beds will be increased to 150. In the meantime, the Punjab Government has ordered deputing 19 specialists at Rajindra Hospital for better Covid care at the hospital.”

On Saturday, the district reported 438 positive cases, thereby, taking the total count to 30,016 since the outbreak last year. With this development, the tally of active cases rose to 3,443. Besides, the district reported seven Covid deaths today, taking the death count in the district to 712.

Of the 438 positive cases today, around 25 were the contacts of the already positive patients, while 413 were reported afresh.

Patiala Civil Surgeon Dr Satinder Singh said that Patiala city had reported 271 cases, while Nabha: 27, 25 each were reported from Rajpura and Samana, 22 from Kauli, and 16 from Dudhan Sadhan. Besides, 14 positive cases were from Kallon Majra, 10 Shutrana, and eight from Harpalpur.

7 succumb to virus

On Saturday, Patiala district reported 438 positive cases, taking the total case count to 30,016 since the outbreak last year. With this development, the tally of active cases rose to 3,443. Besides, the district reported seven Covid deaths, taking the toll to 712.

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