Karnataka CM Yediyurappa inspects facilities at Covid-19 care centre in Bengaluru

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Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday visited the Covid Care Centre established in Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) and inspected the facilities there.

 

While interacting with media persons, he said:

“The State Government is making all efforts to contain the rapid surge of cases of Covid-19 in Bengaluru. I have visited the Covid Care Centre established at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre and inspected the facilities. The Covid Care Centre will have a capacity of 10,100 beds and has all necessary facilities,”, he said.

 “For every 100 patients, one doctor, two nurses, one support staff, one housekeeping staff and two BBMP Marshals will be deployed. 2,200 staff including doctors, nurses, support staff, housekeeping staff, BBMP marshals and police will be deputed. The patients will be provided with good quality food. Recreation facilities such as TV, Carrom Boards, chess boards etc are also being provided,” he added.

The Chief Minister said that safety kits for the staff who are involved in patients’ care and monitoring, emergency treatment facilities, ICU, ECG, oxygen support, first aid and pharmacy facilities will be provided.

As per the report, a control room will be established to monitor them 24 hours and this Centre will have tie up with nearby hospitals. 

“Laundry facility will be provided to wash the blankets and bedsheets of the patients. Segregation and disposal of waste will be done systematically. The centre will take care of people who are asymptomatic and persons who are mildly infected. This system is established to enhance the availability of beds and treatment in hospitals for those who are in critical condition,” he said.

Yediyurappa said that number of coronavirus cases in the state increased since the beginning of the unlock process.

He said that the State Government is taking all measures to combat the disease.

“We have rectified all the loopholes immediately, as and when they are brought to our notice. The centralized bed allocation system is already in place and helpline is also established. People must not lose hope and I appeal to the citizens to co-operate with us”, he said.

“ If there is a delay in the arrival of the ambulance as soon as the reports confirm the disease or if there is denial to admit the patients to the hospitals, please bring it to our notice and action will be taken,” he said.

The Chief Minister appealed to all legislators to give priority to control the disease in their constituencies.

He also requested people from Bangalore not to travel to their villages unnecessarily.

Bengaluru on Thursday reported 1,373 new Covid-19 cases, which is the city's biggest single-day jump so far.

The city's overall tally reached 13,882 while total number of active cases at the moment are 10,870.

On Thursday, Karnataka too saw its biggest daily high in new coronavirus cases with 2,228 new cases getting detected in the last 24 hours.

The state's overall Covid-19 tally reached 31,105. 17 more virus-related deaths in the state in the last 24 hours took its death toll to 486.

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the state are 17,782. Out of 17,782 active cases, 17,325 patients are in isolation at designated hospitals and are stable, while 457 are in ICU.
 

With inputs from ANI

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