With city registering a surge in Covid cases, the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram, Dr Yash Garg appointed 22 nodal officers for 41 private/Government Covid hospitals across the district to check availability of beds in hospitals.
On Monday, the district administration had also informed that the number of beds for covid patients in all government and private hospitals of Gurugram will be increased by 800 from current 200.
The nodal officers review meeting of the covid situation was held on Monday in Gurugam in which it was decided to ramp up medical infrastructure by increasing the number of oxygen and ICU beds across major hospitals.
"Nodal officers have been appointed in Gurugam to oversee arrangements that have been made to treat patients. They will submit daily reports to their superiors. The officials will ensure the number of beds reserved for covid patients in those hospitals, the data of the admitted patients etc. will be uploaded on the portal "https://covidggn.com" in a time bound manner," Garg said.
The orders further said that it was observed at the meetings of the District Taskforce that various private hospitals are not uploading the data of the availability of beds in their time bound manner. Keeping in mind the growing cases of the epidemic and to curb it and provide timely treatment facilities to the needy infected patients, the district administration 'https://covidggn.com' an online portal has been started on which every private hospital was asked to update the information about the number of beds available to them and the details of the filled beds, etc. regularly.
"A nodal officer in each hospital to regularly upload information about the availability of beds in these hospitals etc. on the portal, which in collaboration with the health department and administrative teams to make the information sharing system in order," Garg stated.
“Instructions have been issued to all officials to stay in touch with these hospital authorities to avoid a crunch. Hospitals have been asked to maintain adequate stock of oxygen and other equipment based on consumption," Garg said, adding that the administration has decided to ramp up bed capacity in hospitals, including ICU beds, increase testing in crowded areas and take measures to lower the fatality rate and to curb covid cases".