Leaving nothing to chance, T ups oxygen, bed capacity | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: Telangana has tripled oxygen generating capacity and kept 27 oxygen tanks on standby to handle the likely increase in Covid-19 cases due to the new Omicron variant.
“In addition, 26 PSA oxygen generation systems were put into operation by companies as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. In addition, 27 containers with a capacity of 540 tons (MT) were provided for the transport of liquid oxygen. The state’s oxygen production capacity will be increased from 135 MT / day to 327 MT / day, ”said Public Health Director Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao.
“In addition, 5,200 pediatric oxygen beds for Covid-19 have so far been provided in various state hospitals. We are fully prepared to deal with the situation when a third wave occurs, ”he said, adding that while the new variant has been predicted to spread rapidly, it may not be severe and therefore preparation would be sufficient. to deal with all eventualities.
Not only in the government sector, efforts have been made to improve oxygen generation and storage infrastructure even in private hospitals that have bought oxygen tank trucks capable of storing sufficient liquid oxygen for 3-4 days. “Tankers were missing in the second wave. Now the majority of corporate hospitals have built additional oxygen generation facilities, while the smaller and medium-sized facilities have arranged tankers, ”said Dr. Bhaskar Rao, President of the Telangana Super Specialty Hospitals Association. So far, 39 PSA systems have been put into operation in private hospitals.
“Of the 27,996 beds in state hospitals, 25,390 have so far been converted to oxygen beds. There are currently 55,442 beds in the state, including in private hospitals. Of these, 21,751 are oxygen beds, while 11,845 are intensive care beds.
“Patients with moderate to severe symptoms, with or without a Covid-positive report, can contact all of the notified state Covid hospitals. Based on clinical needs, beds will be provided and treatment in government hospitals will be provided free of charge, ”the health department said, urging people to use government facilities.


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