Get Your Mid-Day Gold Yearly Subscription now at Rs 899 Rs 499!

Home > Mumbai > Mumbai News > Article > Mumbai 42 per cent Covid 19 beds at St Georges Hospital occupied with new patients in 13 days

Mumbai: 42 per cent Covid-19 beds at St George’s Hospital occupied with new patients in 13 days

Updated on: 13 June,2022 04:19 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Anagha Sawant | anagha.sawant@mid-day.com

As per the BMC data, the number of patients admitted to the hospital has increased across Mumbai. While at the beginning of June month, there were only 29 patients hospitalised in the city, on June 12, the number of hospitalised cases increased to 111

Mumbai: 42 per cent Covid-19 beds at St George’s Hospital occupied with new patients in 13 days

An empty corridor at St George’s Hospital. File Photo


As hospitalisation has started increasing in Mumbai, the state-run St George’s Hospital, which started working as a non-Covid hospital in May, has again started getting Covid positive cases for hospitalisation.
 
Presently, the hospital has reserved few beds for Covid-positive cases and has 21 admissions in the past 13 days. Out of the total 50 reserved beds for Covid cases, 42 per cent of the beds are occupied with new Covid patients.


Speaking about the present admitted Covid cases, Dr Akash Khobragade, medical superintendent of the hospital, says, "Most of the admitted patients are from middle-aged adult group. There are hardly any senior citizens admitted. While the cases have mild symptoms, there is no major reason to worry. None of the patients need an external oxygen supply. All the patients are from Mumbai and there are no patients below 18 years of age yet."



Also Read: Mumbai civic body on alert; prepares Malad's Jumbo Covid Care Centre for hospitalisation


As per the BMC data, the number of patients admitted to the hospital has increased across Mumbai. While at the beginning of June month, there were only 29 patients hospitalised in the city, on June 12, the number of hospitalised cases increased to 111.

Last month on May 5, after the hospital was free of Covid cases, the authority started medical services for non-Covid cases.
 
On 23 March 2020, the hospital was reserved as a Covid-dedicated hospital. Only six active patients were treated in the month of April 2022. After the six patients were discharged, the hospital authority opened its door for non-Covid in-patients and OPD patients in the first week of May.

Within a month, again admissions for Covid-positive cases have increased in the hospital.

Speaking about the Covid reserved beds and further preparations, Dr Akash, says, “Out of the 50 beds reserved for Covid cases, we have 10 ICU beds. We will increase the number of beds depending on the number of cases getting hospitalised.  We can reserve some beds for Covid patients but utilise the rest for others."

Register for FREE
to continue reading !

This is not a paywall.
However, your registration helps us understand your preferences better and enables us to provide insightful and credible journalism for all our readers.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK