Tribune News Service
Solan, May 9
As many as 86 oxygen beds have been acquired from three private hospitals by the district administration in view of the increasing Covid cases in Solan.
These include 12 beds from Aakash Hospital, 20 from Gagan Hospital and 29 from Malhotra Super Specialty Hospital in the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt and 25 from MM Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti.
Solan Deputy Commissioner KC Chaman said after acquiring additional oxygen-supported beds, the total bed strength had gone up to 130 at MM Medical College and Hospital, Kumarhatti. Besides, there are 30 such beds at ESIC, Katha, and 22 at the makeshift hospital of Nalagarh, while 23 more will be made functional soon, he said. Seven ventilator-supported beds will also be made functional soon at the regional hospital in Solan, as required spares have been arranged, he said.
“In view of the surging demand for oxygen and emergence of several cases in the district, 200 beds having oxygen support will also be facilitated in Radha Soami Bhawan at Anji village in Solan. A committee, comprising Superintending Engineer of the PWD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), three executive engineers and Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), has been constituted,” said Chaman.
DC KC Chaman, Additional DC, Anurag Chander and the CMO also visited the site and surveyed it for setting up requisite facilities. About 50 beds have already been arranged to meet any immediate eventuality.