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
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."
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."