Bihar medical colleges directed to reserve 50 percent beds for COVID patients
Bihar: The Bihar government has issued a notice to nine medical colleges of the state instructing them to keep 50% of the total bed intake reserved for the isolation ward of the institution. Considering the increasing amount of COVID cases in the state, the authorities have asked the medical colleges to arrange about a hundred beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.
According to the report of ANI, "Instructions in this regard are that except Nalanda Medical College Hospital, Patna, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College Hospital, Gaya and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital, Bhagalpur, all other medical colleges should arrange about hundred beds for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The state government directed that the arrangements should be made in such a way that coronavirus patients are kept away from each other."
"In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients, with the aim of developing better management for the treatment, all the 38 districts of the state have been linked to all the nine Medical College Hospital" stated a press release. Only serious COVID-19 symptomatic patients will be admitted to these hospitals, it added.
"There should be no disturbance in the treatment of other patients in all medical colleges and hospitals and in order to ensure proper arrangements for the treatment of coronavirus patients, all principals and superintendents are instructed that by July 10th, for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the institution, separate blocks should be identified and the treatment should begin from July 11th. Oxygen cylinders must be available with each bed", it was further instructed.
As per the report by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Bihar, the state has already more than 13000 COVID-19 cases.