Dedicated COVID-19 Hospitals set up in 4 Municipal Corporations

10,500 beds in 25 govt and 31 private hospitals dedicated to COVID-19”

“There are 1,061 ventilators in government hospitals, 1,700 in private”– Principal Secretary Health

Gandhinagar

Gujarat Government has equipped itself by creating and setting aside 4,000 beds in the dedicated hospitals in four municipal corporations of Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot for the treatment of COVID-19 patients to fight the increasing spread of novel coronavirus in the state on a war-footing under the leadership of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

A high-level committee of senior secretaries have been constituted and entrusted with the task of complete management of the situation.

Giving details of the broad steps undertaken, Principal Secretary for Health Jayanti Ravi said here today that 10,500 beds have been created for treatment of COVID-19 patients in 25 government hospitals and 31 private hospitals attached with Prime Minister’s Jan Arogya Yojana in district headquarters besides three private hospitals recognised as COVID-19 Hospitals by respective district collectors.

While there is huge demand for costly ventilators in the entire world for the treatment of novel coronavirus, Dr Ravi said the Rajkot-based Jyoti CNC, inspired by the Chief Minister, has started producing indigenous affordable successfully tested Dhaman-1 ventilators at a cost of Rs one lakh. There are 1,061 ventilators available in government hospitals and 1,700 in private hospitals, while orders have been placed for 1,000 more ventilators, she said.