COVID-19: Hospitals in Pimpri-Chinchwad ‘Houseful’; Situation To Worsen In Next Few Days

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Pimpri, April 5, 2021: The number of COVID-19 patients in Pimpri-Chinchwad city is reaching new heights every day. The number of patients undergoing treatment in the city has crossed 20,000. The number of patients with severe symptoms is also increasing. Most private hospitals and government-run municipal hospitals in the city have become ‘houseful’.

Altogether, there are only 126 beds left vacant at all the hospitals in the city, including only four beds with ventilators. The situation in the city is expected to worsen in the next few days.

Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s (PCMC) YCM, Jijamata, and Auto Cluster hospitals are treating patients with severe symptoms.

Covid Care Centers at Balanagari and Gharkul are treating asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. Besides that, some private hospitals are also treating COVID-19 patients. However, due to the growing number of patients in the city, the number of beds in the city is insufficient. The beds’ capacity at the administration-run municipal hospitals is full. Hence, the relatives of the patients have to rush to private hospitals to save their lives.

Thousands of patients continue to be infected with COVID-19 in the city. Therefore, there are only 126 simple beds vacant at the municipal and private hospitals.

Altogether, there a total of 1,475 beds with oxygen in the city. Of these, 1,282 are occupied and 193 are currently vacant.
There are 414 ICU beds without ventilators. Of these, 388 beds have been occupied, while only 26 ICU beds remain. Severely ill patients need a ventilator.

The city has a total of 185 beds with ventilators. Out of which 181 patients are undergoing treatment and only 4 beds are vacant. Therefore, if the number of critically ill patients increases, the question arises as to how they will be treated.

The city is home to a large working-class population. Therefore, the number of COVID-19 patients getting admitted to municipal hospitals is high. Most people cannot afford private hospitals due to the high cost involved in the treatment. Therefore, the relatives of COVID-19 patients have to work hard to get a bed at the municipal hospital.

The number of critically ill patients has increased. More than 20,000 patients are undergoing treatment in the city. Three and a half thousand patients are undergoing treatment at the hospitals and Covid Care Centers.

The rest of the patients are being treated at home in isolation. The patients undergoing treatment at the hospital have symptoms like cough, fever, and are finding it difficult to breathe. There has been a rise in the number of critically ill patients in the city.

According to the municipal dashboard, there are 141 critically ill patients in the city on Monday. They are undergoing treatment at the intensive care units (ICUs). Around 100 patients have been placed on ventilators.

“The number of beds in the city is not enough. Simple beds are available. However, it is becoming difficult to provide beds with oxygen and ventilator. Next week, Covid Care Centers will open at Bhosari, Mahalunge, and Balewadi. There will be 300 beds available in Mahalunge, 250 in Bhosari, and 200 in Balewadi. Besides, a few private hospitals have also asked permission to start admitting COVID-19 patients. Hence, the number of beds is expected to increase if are permitted”, said Dr K Anil Roy, Medical Officer, PCMC.