Rajasthan Govt to provide 100-bed COVID Care Centre at RUHS
Rajasthan Health Minister, Raghu Sharma said that apart from strengthening the health infrastructure in the state, the focus of the government is also to overcome the shortage of "manpower".
Jaipur: Amid a rise in coronavirus infections, the Rajasthan government has decided to set up an additional 100-bed COVID Care Centre at the Rajasthan Health Sciences University (RUHS) here, Health minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday.
Apart from this, 25 bed with oxygen support are being readied at NIMS Medical College, Sharma said.
He said that saving the lives of coronavirus-infected people is the priority of the government.
He said that on the instructions of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, beds at RUHS Hospital will be developed into high-flow oxygen-supported beds for treatment of critical patients.
An additional 100-bed COVID Care Centre is also being built at RUHS, he told a news agency.
The minister said that apart from strengthening the health infrastructure in the state, the focus of the government is also to overcome the shortage of "manpower".
The recruitment process of 6,310 Community Health Officers has been started, the minister added.
Rajasthan recorded six more COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, raising the toll in the state to 1,062, a health department official said.
The state also reported 670 fresh coronavirus cases, he further added.
The total number of infected people now stands at 82,363 in Rajasthan, out of which 14,372 are under treatment, the official told PTI.
A few days ago, Medical Dialogues team had reported that private medical colleges in Puducherry came forward to provide 300 beds each for the Corona Virus Disease (COVID 19) patients. District collector T Arun in his order had stated that as many as 1500 beds would be available with the five private medical colleges here providing 300 beds each.