Hubballi: At 12:15 PM today, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Sudhakar was scheduled to review the COVID preparations made by KIMS Hospital in response to the COVID fourth wave threat. But the minister didn’t show up until 3.45 p.m. to the institute.
The physicians, personnel, and journalists waiting for the minister to come were exhausted, but when he did, he quickly completed the task at hand. For all intents and purposes, it appeared to be a lacklustre tour, and the minister’s visit lacked enthusiasm.
He did not provide any newsworthy information to the media who were waiting for him expecting breaking news.
Speaking to reporters, Dr K Sudhakar expressed satisfaction made by the hospital to treat the patients. In case of an increase in COVID cases, the hospital has reserved beds, including oxygenated and ICU beds, he said, adding that across the state, mock drills were conducted at all the hospitals. The state government is ready to tackle the COVID infection.
KIMS Director Dr. Ramalingappa Antartani, Medical Superintendent Dr Arun Kumar, principal Dr Ishwar Hosamani, Dr Mahesh Kumar, Dr Sunil Biradar, Dr Laxmikant Lokare, Dr Rajashekhar Dyaberi, Dr Suryakanth Kalluraya, and others were present.
Sources said the hospital has reserved 100 isolation beds, 40 oxygen-supported beds, 100 ICU beds and 50 ventilators to treat COVID patients.