UP: CM Yogi inaugurates 300-Bed COVID Facility at BRD Medical College
CM Yogi Adityanath inspected the help desk, the isolation ward, and the ICU at the new COVID hospital and held meetings with MP Ravi Kishan, mayor Sitaram Jaiswal and the medical college principal Ganesh Kumar.
Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday inaugurated a 300-bed Covid-19 hospital at BRD Medical College.
The state government-run medical college already has 200 beds at the super-specialty block dedicated to Covid-19 patients.
Adityanath told reporters that there was "no dearth of beds for coronavirus patients" and said that the state government was determined to defeat the virus.
The chief minister also inaugurated a bio-safety 'level -3' lab (BSL -3), 100 beds PG hostel, and a guest house on the occasion.
He inspected the help desk, the isolation ward, and the ICU at the new COVID hospital and held meetings with MP Ravi Kishan, mayor Sitaram Jaiswal and the medical college principal Ganesh Kumar.
"The new hospital has the facility of 50 high-flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) machines and 65 ventilators. HFNC machines have given good results all over the world and we'll provide more HFNC machines as per requirement," he told PTI.
"We are all set to defeat novel coronavirus as we defeated encephalitis which was taking a huge number of lives for the last 40 years and we are successful in controlling 95 per deaths by encephalitis," the chief minister said.
"I heartily thank the public representatives, local administration and BRD Medical College administration present in the inauguration program of 300 beds dedicated COVID Hospital, 100 beds hostels, BSL-3 lab and guest house in Gorakhpur," tweeted the Chief Minister Office in Hindi.
बीआरडी मेडिकल कॉलेज गोरखपुर में... https://t.co/tFkE4yH819— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) September 7, 2020
Adityanath told ANI, "I feel happy to dedicate this 300-bed dedicated COVID Hospital to the people of Purvanchal."
"Doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and technicians working in isolation ward during COVID-19 live in the institutional quarantine instead of going straight to their homes. With this view, facilities dedicated to BRD Medical College will prove effective in the fight against coronavirus," added the Chief Minister.
According to the Union Health Ministry, Uttar Pradesh has 61,625 active cases, 2,00,738 cured/recovered/migrated and 3,920 deaths as of September 7.