Pune Municipal Corporation, Symbiosis Hospital come together to fight coronavirus

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Many private hospitals in the country have undergone infrastructural changes to set up separate isolation wards to battle against the novel coronavirus. The government has also issued structures for private hospitals to follow. 

Pune: Many private hospitals in the country have undergone infrastructural changes to set up separate isolation wards to battle against the novel coronavirus. The government has also issued structures for private hospitals to follow. 

Scaling up its efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Centre (SUHRC) in Lavale have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and State government for coronavirus disease (COVID) nodal centre on Monday. To prepare for future requirements if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases, the PMC has decided to rope in private hospitals to support the infrastructure.

The Symbiosis Hospital has dedicated 500 beds and 30-bedded ICU exclusively for COVID-19 cases, according to a statement issued by the hospital.

“We shall be providing treatment to such patients at government rates. We can also provide ambulance services to patients who need to be transferred from overcrowded government facilities, e.g. Naidu Hospital,” said Chief Executive Officer of Symbiosis Hospital Dr Vijay Natarajan.

Meanwhile, over 60 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state Maharashtra on Wednesday, taking the toll number of positive cases in the state to 1,078 with 64 deaths so far. In India, the cases are closing in the 5,500-mark. The pandemic has already claimed over 83,000 lives globally.

Special OPD

  • The SUHRC has set up a special ‘cough, fever and/or breathlessness’ out-patient department (OPD) within the hospital complex in Lavale
  • SUHRC has a separate facility in an adjacent building for quarantine purposes
  • There are 11 rooms each on the 7th and 8th floors with proper isolation
  • There is a designated isolation ward of 30 fully equipped beds so that the patient is isolated immediately after being examined by the doctor
  • The beds are placed at a distance of six feet from each other to ensure further distancing amongst admitted patients

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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