Covid19 surge : Tripura Govt harnessing medical infrastructures

Agartala, May 12, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

The Tripura Government is making all out attempts to put medical infrastructure including ensuring Oxygen supply, in place in the wake Covid surge in the State. Apart from imposing restrictions to break virus transmission chain, the Government is working on harnessing medical facilities to ensure proper and quality treatment to Covid patients.


As part of the preparedness, the government has not only pushed hard for installation of multiple oxygen plants but also prepared ensured good number of beds fitted with oxygen supports in Hospitals.  Besides, a number of new Covid Care facilities have been set up covering all the eight districts.


Addressing a press conference, Education minister and cabinet spokesperson Ratanlal Nath gave an overview about the overall preparations made by the government since the beginning of the pandemic.


“As many as 1965 isolation beds, 848 oxygen-supported beds, 68 ICU beds and 97 ventilators are available in the state as on April 30 last,” Nath told the media.


Giving further details on the COVID19 management, he said, “while 221 beds have been prepared in various Dedicated Covid Hospital, preparation for more 120 beds in Tripura Medical College and 100 beds in AGMC are in progress.”


“Most importantly, 501 beds in seven Dedicated Covid Health Centres have been prepared and more 1,565 beds have been made available in 19 Covid Care Centres across the state,” he said.


Nath also said, “While installation of one oxygen plant in each district has already been approved and the work is in progress, the state government has sent another proposal to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) for approval of more 17 oxygen plants.”


The Education minister also told the media that 61 ambulances having Basic Life Support are presently available in the state. Now, a process is underway for procuring more 26 BLS ambulances from DoNER fund, he added.


Speaking in the press conference, Nath also spoke on the medical essentials like oxygen concentrators, PPE kits, oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeter available in the state and said that the stock is ‘sufficient’.