Delhi Govt de-escalates Rajiv Gandhi super speciality hospital from dedicated Covid-19 facility
New Delhi: The Delhi Government has de-escalated Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) from a dedicated Covid-19 facility allowing the hospital to resume clinical services for non-Covid patients, officials told UNI.The hospital will restart the services for non-Covid patients from Wednesday onwards, they added.Also Read:Delhi HC asks LG to decide on approving more staff for...
New Delhi: The Delhi Government has de-escalated Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) from a dedicated Covid-19 facility allowing the hospital to resume clinical services for non-Covid patients, officials told UNI.
The hospital will restart the services for non-Covid patients from Wednesday onwards, they added.
The government officials quoted above said the decision has come after reviewing the hospitalization rate and assessment of available bed capacity.
"The daily hospitalization rate has been less than 10 per cent while the recovery rate of the patients has improved compared to the previous surge. Taking this into account and also the suffering of non-Covid patients, the complete resumption of clinical services has been ordered to the hospital," he added.
Dr Chhavi Gupta, spokesperson of the hospital confirmed that the hospital has received these directions from the government.
"We will start non-Covid services from tomorrow. Covid care will run alongside the non-Covid services. Separate arrangements for Covid facility, including hospital staff has been made," she told UNI.
RGSSH is one of the top hospitals run by the Delhi government that provides super-speciality care for rare and complex diseases and health conditions at affordable rates.
The hospital had dedicated 300 beds for Covid-19 patients but only two are currently occupied. The patients have moderate symptoms of the viral illness, doctors said.
The resumption of services will bring relief to non-Covid patients who have been suffering since the start of the surge as the focus of medical care has mostly been shifted to the management of Covid patients.
"Many life-saving surgeries were scheduled for sick patients which could not be taken since our facility turned into dedicated Covid care. These surgeries would now be aligned," Dr Gupta said.
The state government has reserved close to 13,000 beds for Covid-19 patients. A few days ago, 5,650 normal beds and 2,075 ICU beds were added to 14 hospitals.