Amid the pandemic’s second wave, Karnataka has acquired 2,913 ventilators from the Centre to deal with Covid sufferers in hospitals throughout the state, an official stated on Sunday.
“The state has acquired 2,913 ventilators from the Central authorities – 2,025 in Part 1 and 888 in Part 2 up to now. All ventilators from Part 1 have been put in in district hospitals (578), state-run medical faculties (574), taluk hospitals (708) , composite healthcare centres (24) and personal hospitals (141),” an official from the Chief Minister’s Workplace in a press release right here.
Of 888 ventilators within the second part, 712 have been put in and the remaining 176 shall be used as per want.
In view of the surge in constructive instances and growing admission of extreme Covid sufferers into ICUs, 2,737 ventilators are in use. Demand for extra ventilators shall be met as per the necessity in any hospital.
“Every taluk hospital has been given 50 oxygenating beds and 6 ventilators of their ICUs after the pandemic’s first wave,” the assertion stated.
Admitting that technical snags have been detected in a few of the ventilators put in within the hospitals, the official stated the employees has been given helplines of distributors for servicing the machines at any time.
“When ventilators are put in within the hospital, the technical employees are given a demo to function and a web based facility for rectifying snags, if any,” stated the official.
The state Well being Division has additionally provided ventilators to personal hospitals, as they’ve been directed to order 80 per cent of their beds to deal with Covid sufferers referred by the federal government medical doctors.
In a associated growth, city-based German auto-component main Bosch has supplied to restore ventilators in Covid hospitals freed from value, Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan stated.
Firm Vice President Ramesh Saligrama stated ventilators with snags could be repaired as a part of its company social accountability.