a number of different personal hospitalstoo, have changed their Covid wards with smaller ‘Covid areas’ following the state well being division advisory which has allowed ‘incidental Covid’ sufferers to be handled in isolation at non-Covid wards.
“We have had no Covid patient, including incidental ones, for a week so we no longer require a separate ward now. The isolation unit will be used if we have incidental Covids, now that our patient count has reached 300 and surgeries are happening at a regular frequency,” said Medica chairperson Alok Roy,
RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) has decided to reduce its 25-bed Covid unit to an eight-bed one from next week. It will be a Covid area rather than a ward, said zonal director R Venkatesh, “We have eight Covid patients now and no longer require a separate ward since flow of patients has come down to a trickle,” stated Venkatesh.
Charnock Hospital, which has 20 Covid beds now, plans to have only a two-bed Covid space. “We will isolate only those who have severe symptoms but such patients are likely to be rare now,” stated MD Prashant Sharma,
Manipal Hospital has decided to wait for a week before replacing Covid beds with a twin-bed ‘isolation unit’. “It shall be used for all infectious illnesses sufferers,” said director Arindam Banerjee.
AMRI Hospitals, though, have decided to continue with 10-bed Covid ward. Six of these are ICU beds and four are HDU beds. “Our expert panel believes it would be difficult to isolate incidental Covids at various wards so we have decided to carry on with the unit,” said CEO Rupak Barua,