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As on Monday, the area has a sum of 5,532 beds — up from 3,700 beds during the subsequent wave — including oxygen beds, emergency unit and ventilator beds, wellbeing authorities said as worries mount over a countrywide ascent in instances of Omicron, the new Covid-19 variation

Since the second flood of Covid-19 in April-May, medical clinic beds in the locale have been expanded by practically half across both private and government clinics, said authorities.

As on Monday, the area has a sum of 5,532 beds — up from 3,700 beds during the subsequent wave — including oxygen beds, emergency unit and ventilator beds, wellbeing authorities said as worries mount over a countrywide ascent in instances of Omicron, the new Covid-19 variation.

The area wellbeing office, on December 1, had asked all private and government emergency clinics to refresh subtleties of bed accessibility, as a component of arrangements to handle another spread of the pandemic.

Dr Jai Prakash, area observation official, said, “Hospital bed capacity has been increased in the district by at least 50% since the second wave. Apart from the beds available in private and government hospitals, there are almost 1,000 beds available in temporary hospitals that were set up during the second wave — like the facility at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, M3M and other government facilities. All these beds also have oxygen support. Of these beds, 350 can be used for paediatric cases of Covid-19.”

As per the information shared by the wellbeing office, of the 5,532 beds, 3,427 are in private medical clinics and have oxygen support, 434 are ventilator beds, and 952 are ICU beds. A sum of 367 beds accessible in government medical clinics, which are all oxygen upheld. Of the 367, six are ventilator beds and 19 are ICU beds.

Dr Virender Yadav, boss clinical official, Gurugram, said, “We have taken an update from all hospitals to see how many beds are available and we are continuously monitoring the situation. There are enough beds in both government and private hospitals in the district, in addition to those in the temporary hospitals that were built during the second wave of Covid. We also have 25% of beds in all hospitals reserved for treatment of Covid-19 patients at any given point of time.”

In the area, 101 medical clinics with 20 beds or above, are related with the wellbeing office and approved to treat Covid-19 patients. A sum of 38 medical clinics have 50 beds or more.

The area has additionally expanded testing to an every day normal of 4,000 examples. The area wellbeing office is additionally sending 30 examples at irregular consistently for genome sequencing as a feature of checking process for Omicron.

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