Sambalpur: A 200-bedded hospital for treatment of COVID-19 became operational in Odisha’s Sambalpur district today, informed Health Minister Naba Kisore Das.
The COVID hospital, which has come up at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), has 20 ICUs, 10 HDUs and 2 dialysis units. In the first phase, as many as 94 doctors, paramedics and supporting staffs will be deployed at the hospital. Later, healthcare personnel from VIMSAR in Burla will be roped in for the hospital, official sources said.
The state government will facilitate accomodation for the doctors and paramedics at various hotels and hostels in the district, sources added.
Following the inauguration of the COVID hospital, the Health Minister reviewed healthcare facilities in the district and briefed mediapersons on preparedness of the government to fight against coronavirus.