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Third wave preparation; 2 more ICs in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College


  • 2 more ICs in Medical College
  • 100 ICU beds set up
  • Inauguration on September 23rd

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George said that 2 new ICUs have been set up at the Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. As part of the preparations for the third wave, 100 ICU beds have been set up. In the first phase, 17 ventilators will be installed for these ICUs. It has 9 ventilators installed. Steps have been taken to install the remaining ventilators immediately. In addition, more ventilators will be installed, the minister said.

These ICUs are designed to accommodate more pediatric patients at SAT Hospital. The ICUs will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on September 23.

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The state-of-the-art ICU system has been upgraded to wards 7 and 8 of the Medical College Hospital at a cost of Rs 5.5 crore. Each ward has an ICU and a High Dependency Unit. These are fully air conditioned. Central suction is also provided in each bed with a centralized oxygen supply system. There is also a system for attaching a ventilator in an emergency.

All beds have a multi-parameter monitor. This allows each patient to be monitored 24 hours a day. A centralized nursing station has also been set up in connection with this. There is also a centralized system for doctors to monitor the details of each patient’s monitor.

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The Minor Procedure Room and Staff Room were set up in conjunction with the ICU. There is also a music system, a TV and an announcement system to reduce patient stress. The equipment was set up in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry, he said.

Meanwhile, Covid 19 has been confirmed for 19,653 people in the state today. 1,13,295 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. The weekly infection population ratio (WIPR) is 2507 wards in 678 local bodies above eight. There will be strict control here.

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There are currently 5,12,854 people under surveillance in various districts of the state. Of these, 4,87,587 are under home / institutional quarantine and 25,267 in hospitals. 1906 people were newly admitted to the hospital. Currently, out of 1,73,631 Covid cases, only 13.3 per cent are admitted to hospitals / field hospitals.

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