1 in 200 Covid Patients Needs Oxygen Support in Pvt Hospitals Across India, Bed Availability Over 90%, Shows Data

One in 200 Covid-19 patients needs oxygen in private hospitals across India, data shows.

According to data gathered by the lobby of private hospitals, the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI), which represents 2,500 super specialists and 8,000 smaller hospitals across India, less than 0.5% of total patients are hospitalized for Covid-19 were admitted with the requirement of oxygen therapy in contrast to the second wave.

The average length of stay of patients in the hospital is around three days, as shown by the data submitted by private hospitals and analyzed by AHPI. The hospitals that AHPI represents include Fortis, Max, Apollo and Medanta across India.

In Delhi and Maharashtra – the two leading states that have seen massive increases in Covid-19 cases – hospital bed availability is still comfortably above 90 percent.

“The bed occupancy rate in Maharashtra is around 9 to 10 percent, while in Delhi it is less than 10 percent,” said Dr. Lobby general manager Girdhar J. Gyani told News18.com. “The top hospitals in Delhi have reported that the occupancy rate is between 8 and 9%.”

During the last wave, India had problems with a lack of oxygen. “That’s why we started tracking oxygen consumption in the hospitals, while most hospitals also have their own oxygen generation facilities,” he said.

The association will monitor oxygen demand in all hospitals and notify the government if it touches or exceeds 5 percent.

“So far, the reported oxygen demand in Covid 19 patients has only been around 0.5%. We will warn the government as soon as it exceeds 5 percent and bed occupancy exceeds 30 percent. “

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