37 COVID-19 patients died in last 24 hours: Punjab’s Rajindra hospital
‘The situation is twice as worrying in comparison to the last peak of COVID.’
Thirty-seven patients died in the previous 24 hours on the COVID-19 isolation facility in Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital, in response to official information launched on Saturday.
The Rajindra Hospital is a tertiary care facility for COVID-19 patients from from not solely Punjab however neighbouring States and the National Capital Region.
(*37*) of the patients who died have been from Delhi, eight have been from Patiala, whereas 25 others have been from varied components of Punjab. Two patients have been introduced lifeless.
“37 patients have died in the past 24 hours. Earlier this week, too, the same number of patients died in a span of 24 hours. We are seeing an unprecedented increase in patient load. The situation is twice as worrying in comparison to the last peak of COVID-19. During the last wave (mid August-September 2020), we peaked with severely patients (L3) at 90, but currently we have cumulative L3 patients at 210. We have more than twice the numbers of very severely and critically ill patients,” Surabhi Malik, Nodal Officer, Tertiary Care, Rajindra Hospital with extra cost of Additional Secretary, (*24*) Education and Research, advised The Puucho.
“Rajindra Hospital caters to patients from outside the State as well and does not close its door to anyone. Being the L-3 facility, this hospital receives the patients in a severely sick condition and the medical staff gives them best treatment, but the severity of the disease hampers their efforts at times. Critically ill patients from parts of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi are also coming to the hospital for treatment and most of these patients are already in a critical condition, resulting in deaths,” she mentioned.
“We have enhanced the number of L-3 bed facilities to 180 from the existing 120. We have a total of 600 L-2 and L-3 COVID beds. The deaths being attributed to Patiala district include patients from other district and States,” she added.
She mentioned that there was no scarcity of area in the hospital’s mortuary and the required infrastructure was in place for added want.