In order to dilute emergency situations due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to equip government hospitals, medical colleges and medical institutes with new machines on an urgent basis.
A fund of Rs 4.16 crore has been released to the dedicated Covid hospital of Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, Motilal Nehru Medical College in Prayagraj and BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur.
The funds received from the Yogi government will strengthen medical resources, including procurement of BiPAP machines, defibrillators, multipara monitors, table top pulse oximeters, ABG machines, ECG monitors, suction machines etc.
A sum of Rs 1.59 crore has been released to RML Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow for proper treatment of Covid patients. This will ensure additional availability of 40 BiPAP machines.
Similarly, Rs 1.30 crore has been released to Motilal Nehru Medical College in Prayagraj to purchase 100 para monitors, two ABG machines, five ECG monitors, two defibrillators and nine suction machines.
The 500-bed Paediatric Institute of BRD Medical College had been converted into a 300-bed dedicated Covid hospital on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the first wave of coronavirus infection in Gorakhpur.
For the dedicated Covid hospital of BRD Medical College, the Yogi government has released more than Rs 1.27 crore, out of which Rs 77.50 lakh for 50 multipara monitors (high end) and Rs 49.50 lakh for purchase of 50 table top pulse oximeters.
Multipara monitor (high end) is the latest device and is very effective in treating serious patients. This is a device in which BP, ECG, etc. will be monitored continuously while an alarm will ring if the patient's pulse rate falls or there is difficulty in breathing.
Regular monitoring of oxygen levels is indispensable in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. With the availability of 50 multipara monitors and 50 table top pulse oximeters at the dedicated Covid hospital of BRD Medical College, the additional facilities are being created.