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No Shortage Of Beds, Ventilators, Oxygen In Dharwad Dist: DC

HUBBALLI TIMES NEWS DESK

DHARWAD: Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil has informed that Dharwad district required 40 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen per day to treat Covid-19 patients and the required volume of oxygen is available.

Addressing an online press conference, Patil stated, “There is no shortage of beds, ventilators and ICU beds for Covid-19 patients in the district.”

“In the month of May last year, 20 tonnes of medical oxygen was being used to treat Covid patients per day in the district. The requirement has gone up to 40 tonnes per day this time,” the DC added.

“757 beds and 32 ventilators are free in the district. A total of 1,753 Covid patients are being treated at different hospitals in the district, including 749 patients at the KIMS in Hubballi by Monday. The number of patients being treated at ICU is 371, while 148 out of 180 ventilators are being used,” the DC said.

Throat swab samples of 4,000 people are being collected every day, while Covid-19 positive reports are being given in 24 to 36 hours. Samples from other districts are also coming for testing, Patil added. During the second wave of Covid-19, 85% of cases are in the twin cities, while 15% are from rural areas.

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