Pune: Citizens in Baramati will not face any shortage of oxygenated hospital beds from next week. Public Works Department’s (PWD) Executive Engineer Milind Barbhai and Sub-Divisional Engineer Vishwas Ohol informed that the 100 bed oxygen facility at the Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati will be functional within a week’s time.
The Silver Jubilee Hospital in Baramati is located in the heart of the city with a capacity of 100 beds. Patients with Covid-19 symptoms often need oxygen. At such a critical juncture, Baramati was facing a shortage of hospital beds. With this in mind, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had immediately ordered the Silver Jubilee Hospital to set up an oxygen facility. Accordingly, the Public Works Department took the responsibility to finish the work in time and it is nearing completion now.
The installation of the oxygen units for 56 beds has been completed and all the remaining beds will be completed within the next week. Of these, 80 beds are for general patients and 20 beds are in the intensive care unit. In the intensive care unit, vacuum and negative pressure facilities are also being created along with oxygen facilities. It will be beneficial for patients.
An oxygen tank with a capacity of 6,000 litres has been installed at the rear of the hospital for this oxygen unit. Therefore, the patients will get uninterrupted oxygen supply. In view of the spread of Covid-19 infections, the work will be completed in record time and the patients will benefit from it at the earliest.
Generator backup for hospital
A state-of-the-art generator set of 80 KVA capacity has also been installed at the hospital to ensure that the operation of the hospital is not disrupted due to lack of power supply. Therefore, even if there is no power supply to the hospital, there will be no interruption during surgery or any other time.