Chandigarh: Oxygen bed requirement by Covid-19 patients rises overnight

With the number of active cases in Chandigarh reaching 900, the need for oxygen beds for Covid-19 patients has increased 108 percent overnight.

Chandigarh: Covid-19 patient's oxygen bed demand rises overnight

Around 23 percent of the available Covid oxygen beds are occupied. (Representative image)

With the number of active cases in Chandigarh reaching 900, the need for oxygen beds for Covid-19 patients has increased 108 percent overnight.

As of Wednesday, 45 patients in need of oxygenation had been admitted to state hospitals. Around 23 percent of the available Covid oxygen beds in city government hospitals are now occupied.

At a time when a rapid surge in cases has increased hospital stays, underselling bed needs for the third wave can prove challenging for the city, according to a report released by the Tribune.

According to the UT administration’s contingency plan, there are plans to increase the capacity of the Covid beds if cases increase in the city.

However, the forecasted need for Covid-19 beds in the third wave is lower than the need for beds in the second wave, which paralyzed the health system in the entire region.

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