No shortage of oxygenated beds in Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner
Sindhuri careworn that hospitalisation is important just for severely sick COVID-19 sufferers with respiratory difficulties
Deputy Commissioner of Mysuru Rohini Sindhuri on Monday stated there isn’t any shortage of oxygenated hospital beds in the district, however appealed to the mildly symptomatic COVID-19 sufferers to not occupy the beds in hospitals out of nervousness.
In a Facebook Live programme, Ms. Sindhuri stated the second wave of COVID-19, which began in the second week of April, had resulted in the district reporting round 700 to 800 instances each day towards the lower than 100 instances that had been reported throughout March this yr. “The surge has been steep and sudden,” she remarked.
Expressing concern over mildly symptomatic sufferers occupying hospital beds out of nervousness, Ms. Sindhuri stated hospitalisation is important just for severely sick COVID-19 sufferers with respiratory difficulties. “In 90 to 95% of cases, patients will recover with home isolation and treatment. Essential drugs will be prescribed and are available in the market,” she stated, whereas including that the sufferers ought to go to the hospital provided that their oxygen saturation stage dips under 94.
If hospitals beds are blocked by mildly symptomatic sufferers, the severely sick sufferers with respiratory difficulties might be denied hospitalisation and mandatory treatment, she bemoaned. She cited the examples of younger COVID-19 sufferers admitted to the COVID-19 Care Centre at KSOU Academic Building in Mandakalli, that may accommodate 650 sufferers on common beds, searching for oxygenated beds although their oxygen saturation stage was 99.
As per a dying audit in the district, Ms. Sindhuri stated about 80 to 85% of the useless had been sufferers above 60 with co-morbidities. However, there have additionally been cases of youthful individuals dying, she added.
The district had about 7,000 hospital beds together with 3,000 in the personal sector. The 200-bed trauma care centre began three days in the past had about 60 sufferers, in addition to there have been 150 beds obtainable in K.R. Hospital. The district administration has requested the State authorities for an extra 700 oxygenated beds, anticipated to be made obtainable in about 7 to 10 days, she stated.
Super speciality hospital
Already, the district administration had written to the Principal Secretary, Medical Education Department, searching for approval for operationalising an excellent speciality hospital with 250 beds (oxygen) and 50 oxygen ICU beds in the Stone Building, in addition to including one other 300 beds – 250 oxygenated beds and 50 oxygen ICU beds – to the prevailing 200 beds on the Trauma Care Centre, making it a 500-bedded facility.
Also, permission has been sought to begin a 100 oxygenated mattress facility at PKTB.
Mysuru’s oxygen requirement, which was 12 metric tonnes per day, has now risen to 17 metric tonnes. It has been anticipated that the each day oxygen requirement will go upto 22 to 25 metric tonnes per day in the approaching days and the district administration has made preparations for a similar, she stated.
However, she stated the district was dealing with a shortage of ICU beds and ventilators and added that the federal government has been urged to ramp up ventilator amenities for the district.
The district administration has opened a COVID-19 helpline for the district – 0821-2424111. The helpline might be manned by ten individuals, who might be obtainable 24×7.