Bhubaneswar: Reiterating that Ganjam is on the high priority in the Odisha’s war against COVID-19, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated two exclusive COVID hospitals to strengthen the infrastructure for the treatment of corona patients in the district.
The Chief Minister inaugurated the dedicated COVID-19 hospitals (DCHs) at AMIT Hospital, Galanthara and MKCG Medical College and Hospital (MKCG MCH), Berhampur through video conferencing.
Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange and other officials of district administration were present on the occasion.
The DCHs have 150 beds each. And there are 24-bed intensive care units each at both the hospitals.
The DCH at AMIT Hospital will be managed by the ASHWINI Group of Hospital, Cuttack. The facility will be manned by the doctors, staff nurse, technicians and other support staff from the ASHWINI Group of Hospital under the supervision of MKCG MCH.
The hospital has facility of 24 of ICU beds with ventilators, 50 HDUs and Isolation ward and 76 General Wards.
Similarly, the pediatric ward of MKCG MCH, Berhampur has been converted to DCH. The facility will be manned by the doctors, staff nurse, technicians and other support staff from the MKCG MCH, Berhampur. The DCH has facility of 24 number of ICU beds with ventilators and 126 Isolation Beds.
The CM, who had earlier sanctioned Rs 25 crore to the district to support its fight against COVID-19 pandemic, also announced that a plasma bank will be set up soon at the MKCG Hospital to streamline convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment of serious patients.
With the direction of the CM, the plasma therapy has already started in the district and has been showing encouraging results.
Earlier, the State Government had devised a new strategy to contain spread of the virus with focus on expansion of health infrastructure, more use of telemedicine and increased awareness about it among people.