Hubballi: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi performed Bhoomi Pooja for another makeshift hospital for Covid patients at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences here on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters after performing Pooja, Joshi said the Vendanta group would construct this makeshift hospital under its CSR fund and the hospital would be ready in the next two weeks.
Joshi said that the hospital would have 100 beds of which 10 would be ICU beds and the remaining would be oxygen beds. The new setup would be helpful for treating Covid patients. With erection of this makeshift hospital, the problem of scarcity of the bed would be reduced to a great extent, he said.
The Union Minister said that recently inaugurated 66 bedded makeshift hospital in the KIMS premises would start functioning in a day or two. The functioning of the hospital was delayed due to flooring work in front of the hospital. “ We are confident that the hospital will start functioning in a day or two,” he said.
Meanwhile, the minister handed over 27 ventilators to the KIMS authority, the ventilators were sanctioned under PM CARES fund each ventilator costs around Rs 3 lakh. “KIMS needed ventilator, I had received requests from director and deputy commissioner in this regard, and based on their request the ventilators were provided in a short span of time with the help of Union Health Minister. The government is committed to extend all the possible help to the premier institute in this pandemic,” said Joshi
The union minister said that in the month of July, a massive vaccination drive would be conducted. The state has received over 2 lakh doses of vaccines recently, he said.
KIMS Medical Superintendent Dr Arunkumar, Deputy Medical Superintendent Dr Rajashekhar Dyaberi, Dr Ravindra Gadag, Dr Laxmikanth, and others were present.
We have received 27 ventilators from PM CARES, 55 ventilators from Directorate of Medical Education, these ventilators would be used for Covid patients treatment, apart from this the KIMS has already 105 ventilators for treatment of Covid patients.
Dr Arunkumar C, Medical Superintendent