Bhubaneswar gets another Dedicated COVID Hospital
As the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Bhubaneswar, the state government added another dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) to the existing medical infrastructure on Tuesday. The Aditya Ashwini Hospital located in the Chandrasekharpur area is the latest addition to the two existing DCH in Bhubaneswar.
The hospital has 150 beds, including 30 ICU beds and 21 High Dependency Units (HDU). With this, Bhubaneswar now has a total capacity of 1,175 beds, including 115 ICU beds. The other two DCHs KIMS COVID hospital and IMS-SUM hospital has a capacity of 500 and 525 beds respectively. The DCH category healthcare facilities are meant to treat serious and critical COVID patients.
Besides, the COVID Health Centre (CHC) at Urban Community Health Centre, Patia has 60 beds for the treatment of mildly symptomatic individuals. The city also has COVID Care Centres (CCC) for asymptomatic and very mild symptomatic patients. While the High-Tech Medical has 550 beds under this category, the SIDBI Jaydev Vihar has 40 beds.
Meanwhile, the authorities are planning to develop COVID Care Homes (CCHs) for three administrative zones of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area through some contribution from the MLA Local Area Development (MLALAD) Fund of the respective MLAs of the city. These CCHs will have 50 beds each.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation is also trying to rope in various resident welfare associations, non-government organizations and religious bodies to come forward with COVID Care homes.