UP to set up coronavirus hospitals in 51 medical colleges, SGPGI to get 210 beds for high risk patients
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government will set up coronavirus hospitals in 51 medical colleges across the state, according to an official release.
The decision to this effect was taken during a video conference presided over by the state medical education minister on March 23rd.
In these 51 medical colleges, there are 4,500 isolation and quarantine beds at present for the treatment of COVID 19 infected patients.
In the meantime, the government has issued instructions to increase the number of beds to 11,000 within a week. In addition, specific directives have been issued to have a minimum of 20 beds and two ventilators or a maximum of 200 isolation beds and 20 ventilators in every medical institute.
In the renowned Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), a COVID hospital is being set up with 210 beds and 80 to 100 ventilators for the treatment of high-risk patients, the release went on to add.
Meanwhile, a government spokesman said a total of 228 cases under Section 188 of the IPC were lodged in the districts where a lockdown has been imposed. A total of 10,754 vehicles were challened and 645 were seized, the spokesman added while speaking to PTI