Keeping in view the sharp surge in number of Covid-19 cases in the State, the State Government apart from increasing bed capacity in various Medical Colleges, Regional Hospitals, Dedicated Covid Hospital etc, efforts were also being made for constructing Make Shift Hospitals in different parts of the State.This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today.Chief Minister said that one such Make Shift Hospital for corona patients was coming up at Bhangrotu in Mandi district, which was almost ready and testing process regarding oxygen supply was in the final stage. He said that this hospital would prove a boon to the people of Mandi district in particular and whole region in general. Jai Ram Thakur said that the Make Shift Hospital Bhangrotu would have a facility of 90 oxygenated beds with an effective system of central oxygen supply. He said that the Make Shift Hospital would also have ICU facility for the critically ill patients.
He said that the commissioning of this hospital would considerably reduce the pressure on Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital Nerchowk.Chief Minister said that apart from Bhangarotu, work has been expatiated on construction of Make Shift Hospital at Khaliyar, near Mandi. He said that work on this 200 bedded hospital would be completed within a week. He said that all the 200 beds in this hospital would be supplied oxygen through the Central Oxygen facility. He said that efforts were being made to increase the number of oxygenated beds in Mandi district in a phased manner. He said that the facility of oxygenated beds has been increased from 120 beds to 220 in Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital Nerchowk and efforts were being made to increase it further to 300 beds. Similarly, there were 40 oxygenated beds in BBMB Hospital Sundernagar, 50 beds in Mother and Child Hospital Sundernagar and the number of oxygenated beds in the Civil Hospital Ratti has been increased from 25 to 45 beds, he added.