Tripura: GBP Hosp gets 175 re-breathing masks; GBP infra strengthen, says MP

Agartala, Sep 15, 2020, ENEWSTIME Desk

In continuation of Tripura Government's unending efforts to revamp the healthcare infrastructure of GBP Hospital in Agartala, several new steps have been taken, particularly for ensuring better treatment of Covid19 patients. 

In an attempt to address the Oxygen related issues at GBP Hospital and save lives of Covid19 patients, 175 Re-breathing Oxygen masks and 100 multi-vent masks were handed over to GBP Hospital on Tuesday. MP Pratima Bhowmik handed over these Oxygen masks to Hospital authority. Also, 25 Re-breathing Oxygen masks would be kept at ambulances. Speaking about these masks, Bhowmik said, these masks would play crucial role in saving lives of Covid19 patients.

“These masks are capable of supplying 5-15 litre Oxygen as per requirement of patients. Moreover, these masks are easy to use," she said. 

Speaking about another crucial initiative, MP Pratima Bhowmik said 10 more ventilators have been installed in the GBP hospital in the past 48 hours while the private-run ILS hospital has been provided four ventilators.

To provide assistance to patients and their relatives, the Doctors’ Cell of Bharatiya Janata Party has set up a helpdesk in GBP hospital. BJP state president Dr. Manik Saha, State BJP General Secretary Papia Datta and MP Pratima Bhowmik were present in the inaugural programme.

The MP also spoke about several other under-process proposals. Bhowmik said a proposal has been received from the authority of GBP hospital for increasing the number of ICU beds. In this context, she said the matter would be taken up to higher authority and initiative would be taken in two days to include more sixty ICU beds.

“As suggested by the gynaecology experts, a separate room will be made available in GB hospital for the female patients or pregnant women having gynae related problems. The room is with all facilities expected to get ready by Friday next,” the MP said.

Meanwhile, an ultrasonography machine has already been installed in the gynaecology ward of GB hospital and it has already started functioning, she said while urging the people not to be misguided.