With the help of DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization) for treatment of corona in the state, 1400 oxygen and ICU beds will be set up in Garhwal and Kumaon divisions soon. The government has arranged seven mid-level hospitals for corona treatment within two days. This has increased 700 oxygen and 39 ICU beds, two ventilators in the state.
In a press briefing at the Secretariat Media Center, Dr. Pankaj Kumar Pandey, Secretary Health said that there are currently 12 Covid Hospitals, 62 Dedicated Covid Health Centers, 385 Covid Care Centers for the treatment of Corona patients. There are beds in about 17 thousand hospitals in the state. While 5500 oxygen supported beds, 1302 ICU beds, 774 ventilators are being used for Covid.
Two temporary hospitals will soon be built in Haldwani and Rishikesh:
The Health Secretary said that after requesting the Central Government on behalf of the Chief Minister, two temporary hospitals are going to be built with the help of DRDO. This hospital for the Kumaon region will be built on the Haldwani Medical College Campus. Which will be operated through Sushila Tiwari Hospital Medical College. In addition, IDPL, a temporary hospital for the Garhwal region, will be built in Rishikesh, which will be operated by AIIMS Rishikesh.
Both these temporary hospitals will have a capacity of 500–500 beds. The temporary hospital to be built in Haldwani will have 400 oxygen beds and 100 ICU beds. While 500 beds of oxygen will be supported in IDPL Rishikesh. With the help of the state government, 100 ICU beds will be built separately in AIIMS Rishikesh. Apart from this, 400 oxygen-supported beds will be built with the help of DRDO at Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant. With the help of DRDO, 1400 new beds supported by oxygen and ICU will be ready soon.
Complain about black marketing of drugs:
Secretary Health informed that there is enough stock of Remedicivir injection in the state. While deciding the rate of injection, hospitals have been instructed to give injections at the same prices. A control room has been provided for injection and black marketing of oxygen cylinders. Common people can complain of black marketing on numbers 0135-2656202, 9412029536.