Pune: To Save The Only Patient, PMC Decides Against Shutting Of Jumbo COVID Centre

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Shivajinagar, 2nd July 2021: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is leaving no stone unturned to save the only patient at its jumbo covid-19 facility at the College of Engineering Pune (COEP) in Shivajinagar. PMC has decided against shutting the centre till the patient gets completely cured.

A 60-year-old patient from Beed has been admitted to the hospital during the second wave of Coronavirus disease (COVID19). The army of doctors is monitoring the patient 24X7. Interestingly, PMC earlier had decided to shut down the facility on June 30, but now it has decided to continue till this patient gets cured.

The second wave hit the city on February 10, 2021, and the jumbo hospital was started again on March 23. During this period the capacity of the jumbo facility was increased to 800 beds. Among which 700 beds were oxygen beds and 100 ICU beds.

Nearly, 3009 patients were treated here till June 30. From April 18, there was a decline in the number of patients. In June only 150 patients were taking treatment and thus PMC had decided to shut it down. In the last week of June, only 25 patients were taking the treatment here.

Meanwhile, this patient from Beed is in critical condition and to move him out of this facility might prove fatal to him, so PMC has decided to continue with the facility.

Additional PMC commissioner Rubal Agarwal said, “This facility has helped us a lot during the second wave of the pandemic. We have vowed to continue with the facility till the last patient gets cured. Doctors are monitoring his health. We will continue with the jumbo facility till the patient gets cured”.