BMC to add 200 more ICU beds to overcome crisis

by Web Desk | Published: 22-04-2021

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Mumbai: Amid the corona virus outbreak, the country's financial capital is currently in a state of bed shortage.  A total of 7,654 new Covid-19 cases and 62 deaths were reported in Mumbai on Wednesday. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a city-based civic body, is planning to add 200 more ICU beds in the next two to three days to address the acute shortage of beds.  As various state government agencies prepare to launch Jumbo Covid Centers, BMC is poised to address the bed shortage. 


In an effort to prepare more beds for patients, the Mulund Jumbo Center was closed for vaccination. According to a report in the Times of India, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Health) Suresh Kakani added, “We are going to add about 200 ICU beds at various existing locations and in Mulund Octroi Naka.  These beds will have param monitors, ventilators and other medical equipment.


An official added that the move will help Caseload handle the situation until new jumbo centers arrive. The state government has recently given permission to build jumbo covid centers.  These centers will add 6,000 beds, including 800 ICU beds.  The vaccination drive is currently underway at the 1,680-bed Mulund Jumbo Center.  However, the injection drive is stopping here to accommodate more patients.  .

The dean of the Mulund Civic Center said the move was to increase facilities at the center.Maharashtra, which reported 67,468 cases, witnessed an unprecedented rise on Wednesday.  COVID-19 killed 568 people.  More than a thousand deaths have been reported in the state in just two days.  In Mumbai, 62 people were infected with the deadly epidemic