Odisha Govt forms 4 teams to ensure ICU beds to critical COVID patients

Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising demand for critical care beds amidst the steep rise in COVID-19 cases, Odisha Government has constituted four teams to ensure that only critical patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) in the Twin City.

Additional Chief Secretary Pradipta Mohapatra today said it has been observed that many patients with stable health condition are occupying ICUs in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The four teams will visit  all COVID hospitals in the Twin City to verify the occupancy of ICU beds and submit a report in this regard by 5 PM every day.

This will ensure admission of only critical COVID patients in ICUs, he added.

Moreover, the Government has decided to increase the number of ICU beds by over 400 in the state within a week, the official informed.

“Availability of beds, essential medicines and oxygen is being reviewed on a daily basis. The beds will be increased further, if needed,” he said.

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