Pune Municipal Corporation is in the process of acquiring beds at private hospitals to treat Covid19 patients

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is trying to get hold of a large number of beds at the private hospitals to treat the COVID- 19 patients who are in perilous condition.
At present, there are 4,143 isolation beds and 151 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. The PMC is trying to scale up these numbers to 5.039 and 196 respectively by this week.

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Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday held a meeting with the civic officials and has ordered them to arrange more beds in the private hospitals, educational institutions, hotels and as and where possible in the city, to provide proper treatment to the victims.
Shekhar Gaikwad, PMC Commissioner stated that a few hospitals like Deenanath Mangeshkar and Sahyadri have agreed to their deal of procuring extra beds, to ensure that the patients are safely shifted in the same area. He further said that they are running short of healthcare employees as they (staffs) are busy going around the city to collect swab samples and have also been assigned to take care of those in quarantine.

Out of the 8966 beds and 455 ICU beds accessible, PMC will take possession of 10% of both i.e. 896 and 45 beds separately. In addition to this, the management will also secure rooms apt to hold 8000 people in isolation.

Maharashtra is still now the worst affected state in the country with more than 7000 confirmed cases and 323 casualties. As per PMC reports, there is a drop in the mortality rate from 12% to 6.5% as on April 24. The city’s twofold increasing rate of the coronavirus cases have also depreciated from five days during early April to eight days now.

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