Mumbai: SevenHills Hospital to get 50 beds for measles patients

Times of India | 2 weeks ago | 22-11-2022 | 04:50 am

Mumbai: SevenHills Hospital to get 50 beds for measles patients

MUMBAI: SevenHills Hospital in Andheri, which functioned as a dedicated Covid-19 hospital for the past two years, will open 50 beds for measles patients. The BMC plans to increase the count of beds for measles to 135, which includes 34 oxygen beds and nine ventilator beds across the city's municipal hospitals. Although the measles outbreak started at the end of September, the BMC only last week began to augment beds looking at the growing need for admissions. On Monday, the Shivaji Nagar Maternity Home in Govandi opened a 20-bed facility to admit children from M-East ward, which is the epidemic of the outbreak. There are plans to develop an intensive care unit here, civic officials said. Dr Sanjeev Kumar, the additional municipal commissioner, said that SevenHills Hospital will have 25 beds each for suspected and confirmed cases. The wards will become functional in the next two days. The hospital currently has just 35 Covid patients. Kumar said that SevenHills will function as a referral centre for patients from the western suburbs. Beds have been started at Kasturba Hospital (96), Shatabdi Govandi (10), and Rajawadi (7). On Monday, 23 children got admitted to various hospitals, taking the overall count of admissions to 94.

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