Dehradun: Fifty ICU beds with ventilators might be reserved for youngsters at two hospitals being in-built Rishikesh and Haldwani by the DRDO for the care of coronavirus sufferers, Health Secretary Amit Negi mentioned on Monday.
Two non permanent hospitals with 500 beds every are being constructed on the IDPL campus in Rishikesh and Haldwani.
The two hospitals are prone to be operational by subsequent month.
“Twenty-five ICU beds at each of these hospitals will be reserved for children,” Negi advised reporters in reply to a query associated to a attainable third wave of coronavirus, which in keeping with consultants could have an effect on youngsters.
Claiming that the well being infrastructure has been persistently strengthened within the state, the official mentioned be it ICU beds, oxygen or ventilator supported beds, there was a manifold augmentation of all services since March final yr.
The variety of oxygen-supported beds, which stood at 673 in March final yr, has risen to six,000. ICU beds have risen from 216 in March final yr to 1,495. The variety of ventilators has additionally elevated from 116 to 983 in the course of the interval, Negi mentioned.
Uttarakhand had just one,193 oxygen cylinders in March final yr, which has now risen to over 10,000 whereas oxygen concentrators have gone up from 275 to 1,500 at current.
He mentioned the method of including and enhancing extra services continues and there needs to be no problem in coping with any state of affairs in future.