Surat: As part of its preparations to combat the renewed spread of the Covid infection, the New Civil Hospital (NCH) in Surat has set up two stations in the special Covid-19 hospital on its campus. The 66-bed facility was set up in the 10-story stem cell hospital building that was converted into a Covid-19 hospital during the last two waves of coronavirus.
NCH is the largest government hospital in the region and has also recently treated Covid-19 patients from South Gujarat, Saurashtra and Maharashtra.
Of the 66 beds, 41 were set up on the 10th floor, which has basic isolation facilities. Patients with minimal oxygen needs are placed in this general unit with shared facilities.
On the third floor of the hospital, which currently has 25 beds, special rooms have been set up with life support systems. “We also have a facility to take in more patients, but the additional facility will be set up as needed. This facility was developed as part of our preparation, ”a senior NCH official told TOI.
The official went on to say that NCH has 300 ventilators and needs to be set up for oxygen assistance. “We made the agreement to confirm the presence of patients infected with the Omicron variant,” he said.
In the second wave, the newly constructed kidney hospital building at the NCH was also converted into a Covid-19 hospital. “The renal hospital building is now used to treat patients from the medical department because the old NCH building is in poor condition. Part of the old building is being demolished, ”added the official.