Bed capacity increased by 30% in one month

Wajahat Shabir. Updated: 5/1/2021 10:49:33 AM Front Page

Srinagar: Amid a surge in Covid-19 cases the Jammu and Kashmir government in last one month has increased the bed capacity by 30 per cent in Union Territory.
As per the details available at the beginning of the month of April, the number of beds that were designated for Covid-19 was 2661 out of which 1091 were for the Jammu division and 1571 were for the Kashmir division.
Whereas out of 2661 beds, 178 were occupied while with the passage of time the number of Covid-19 cases increased following which the number of Covid-19 beds and Covid-19 facility was increased in last 30 days.
Also, the number of the Covid-19 facility was 27 out of which 15 were in Kashmir and 12 were in Jammu. It is pertinent to mention here that out of 2661 beds, 215 were ICU beds.
Whereas by the end of the month the government increased the bed facility from 2616 to 3449. As per the details available out of 3449 beds, 1984 are in Kashmir and 1465 are in the Jammu division. Further, the number of the covid-19 facility has been increased from 27 to 38.
Further as of now 3449 beds, 357 beds have now been dedicated for ICU. Whereas out of 3449 beds, 1670 beds stand occupied in Jammu and Kashmir.
It is pertinent to mention here that in the last one week the government notified more than 20 hospitals for Covid-19 treatment. Whereas, 1705 beds were kept designated for Covid-19. Meanwhile, a senior government official said that the bed strength is likely to be increased in the coming days as more hospitals have been designated for Covid-19 treatment.

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