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Bengaluru: Victoria Hospital to get additional ICU beds, ventilators | Bengaluru News - Times of India

Victoria Hospital (File photo)

BENGALURU: With the demand for ICU beds for Covid-19 patients rising over the past 10 days, the state government is mulling setting up makeshift ICU and ventilator facilities at Victoria Hospital and at campuses in other teaching hospitals.
Following a visit to Victoria Hospital campus on Sunday, health minister K Sudhakar said: “Eightyfive beds in one building at Victoria campus and 180 beds in PMSSY hospital will be reserved to treat Covid-19 patients. Besides this, makeshift hospitals that can house about 100-150 beds will be set up. Makeshift hospitals will also be set up at other suitable medical college hospital campuses.”
The state plans to set up about 3,000-5,000 modular ICU beds across all districts. Some private companies have come forward to set up these modular ICU beds in 7-10 days, Sudhakar said.
He also said 5,000 portable oxygen generators will be provided for Bengaluru and 1,000 each for all the other districts. While 75% of the beds in all private medical colleges will be reserved for Covid-19 patients, 2,000-3,000 additional beds will be set up in makeshift units at all government hospitals within 15 days, he added.
The Centre has allocated 1,22,000 Remdesivir vials to Karnataka and increased the state’s daily allocation of liquid medical oxygen from 300 tonnes to 800.
‘Remdesivir problem solved’
Sudhakar also met with DV Sadananda Gowda, Union minister for chemicals and fertilisers to discuss supply of oxygen and Remdesivir, the anti-viral drug which is said to help moderate infections. Gowda assured him of full support and promised to ensure there is no shortage of drugs or oxygen.
Gowda later told reporters the issue of scarcity of Remdesivir and oxygen in the state has been solved with the Centre’s initiative to enhance supply.
“Karnataka had a shortage because of old parameters for using Remdesivir and oxygen,” Gowda said. “Now, with growing demand, the parameters have been changed and the state has been granted 1.2 lakh doses of Remdesivir, while the actual requirement is around 1 lakh doses.”
He said inoculations against Covid-19 will also be ramped up and the state government is aiming to increase the number of doses administered from 2.5 lakh to 3.5 lakh daily.



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