Mangaluru: Coronavirus second wave - No shortage of beds in Dakshina Kannada

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 16: The district administration of Dakshina Kannada (DK), taking note of the fact that the coronavirus second wave has been worsening in the district, has given importance to the bed management in government and private hospitals to ensure that the patients do not encounter any problems.

A total of 5,355 beds have been reserved for COVID19 patients in private and government hospitals in the district. At present, 199 COVID patients are being treated in hospitals. Therefore, there are 5,156 vacant beds in the district. At the same time, there are 1,152 COVID active cases in the district, and 90 percent of them are in home quarantine. 953 patients are in home quarantine.

Wenlock Hospital (file photo)

Out of the above, 33 are being treated in Wenlock Hospital, two in Bantwal taluk hospital, 16 in Beltangady, and one in Puttur taluk hospital. The other 147 are getting treatment in private hospitals. The district as of now does not face any problem as far we ventilators and beds are concerned. Still, the district heath department is keeping continuous watch on the situation and it has been collecting statistics regularly. The health department, as a measure of abundant precaution, also is thinking of opening Covid care centres on the lines of the previous year, again.

The plan is to convert one block of NITK and also the ESI Hospital at Shivabagh in the city into Covid care centres. Plans are afoot to make sure that there is no shortage of beds even if the Covid cases swell rapidly. In the district Wenlock Hospital, 377 beds have been set aside for COVID patients. In dedicated Covid health centres, 166 patients are being treated out of 4,978 beds set aside for them.







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  • T.Lobo, Bejai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Maybe we should open modern adjustable hospital bed factory in kudla. Those beds look pathetic - and for the love of God can't they use fitted sheets.

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    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Dear DC, take tough decisions. Dont wait govt to give u instructions they have failed us in the state as well as center.micro management is required and local administration shoukd take up the task and fight against COVID.This is time to fight covid before it goes outof hand.Humble request to the DC and the local MLAS and MP forget about the parties save mangaloreans and save life.

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  • Carlton Saldanha, Shirva/New York

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Our own beds at home are more comfortable. Pls don't roam around.

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  • Ramanna, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Don't say there is no shortage of beds. 20 days back even in Bangalore there were no shortage of beds. What happened now? If you say no shortage of beds people will take more easy and will not take precautions. Better to take precaution instead of trying to fill the beds and arranging more beds.

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  • Suresh, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Cant say anything .. i feel Mangalore will get daily 1000 cases in June.. mark my words.. so govt must lockdown now.. especially in ramzan people gather much in mosque.. so close all mosques.. or else a disaster is waiting to happen in june

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Its habit of andh bhakts to traget particular community...please under stand corona dont see any its afvice to all community to avoid mass gatherings

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  • Mbeary, Dxb

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    This is purely because of the medical colleges in Mangalore that we can have some hope in case the uneventful occur. And thanks to the students especially from kerala who come to study here

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Apr 16 2021

    Mangaluru is Blessed ...

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