‘most Patients During This Surge Will Be Incidental’ | Kolkata News

Kolkata: RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS), which had no Covid patients till Wednesday but got four within 24 hours, set up an eight-bed Covid ward and a six-bed Covid ICU on Thursday. “All four of our patients have severe comorbidities which have been worsened by Covid. A couple are renal failure patients who tested positive on admission. All are immuno-compromised and their Covid needs to be controlled immediately,” said RTIICS zonal head R Venkatesh.
Medica Superspecialty Hospital has reserved a 10-bed ITU unit for Covid. The hospital currently has three Covid patients. “Three of our patients admitted in non-Covid sections turned positive. If the number crosses 10, then we will open a full ward,” said chairperson Alok Roy.
Charnock Hospital, that had no Covid patient till Tuesday, has three admitted now. It has opened a seven-bed Covid ward, including an ICU. “The numbers are rising and we now need a separate ward,” said Charnock MD Prashant Sharma.
Woodlands Hospitals, which has seven patients admitted now, has doubled its Covid unit capacity to 12 beds.
AMRI Hospitals, which has 15 Covid patients admitted across its three units, could soon open a Covid ward. “We had nine patients till earlier this week and the number is rising. Our Covid task force is monitoring the situation,” said AMRI CEO Rupak Barua.
Most Covid patients during the current spurt will be “incidental” for whom Covid will not be the major illness, said CMRI Hospital pulmonology director Raja Dhar.


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