Scarcity of ICU & oxygen beds hits Aurangabad

Many Covid positive patients and their family members have complained of unavailability of ICU and oxygen-supported beds in Aurangabad amid spiralling number of fresh cases. Basit Ali Khan, who is supervising the bed-situation within municipal limits of Aurangabad, on Monday said almost all beds are currently occupied in most of the state-run and private hospitals.

“Despite increasing the number of beds reserved for Covid patients, there is dearth of ICU and oxygen beds at our hospital. We and other private hospitals have prepared a waiting list for needy patients to accommodate them depending on their comorbid conditions and severity of infection,” said Dr Anant Pandhare, the medical director at Hedgewar hospital.

As per official data, different CCCs and DCHCs in Aurangabad district have 3,341 oxygen beds, 425 ICU beds and 300 ventilator beds.

These photos are clicked at Ghati Hospital, #Aurangabad.