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MCH plans to raise number of beds

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With the number of Covid cases shooting up, pressure is mounting on hospitals in the city — both private and the ones designated as Covid hospitals — where the bed occupancy is now as high as 70.3%.

Medical College Hospital Kolkata (MCHK) is preparing to ramp up its bed strength. Currently, the tertiary level Covid hospital has 500 beds. As on Friday, the bed occupancy was close to 90%. The hospital is planning to create 120 Covid beds in the CB Building, add 50 more general beds and six CCU beds in the Green building and 15 HDU beds in the superspeciality building.

“The CM had chosen this hospital as a tertiary level Covid hospital because of the quality care that patients get. After her intervention, the impasse with resident doctors was solved. Covid treatment can be carried out along with non-Covid services. Amenities like rest room and tower air-conditioners will also be installed for the doctors,” said Nirmal Maji, chairman, MCHK Rogi Kalyan Samity.

Source:Times of India

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