Chennai’s civic body to add 650 more O2-beds – ET HealthWorld


Chennai’s civic body to add 650 more O2-bedsGreater Chennai Corporation (GCC) will be adding 650 more oxygen beds this week and has tied up with Omandur Government Hospital, Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Government general hospital to refer patients.

The GCC has the biggest facility in the Chennai trade centre at Nandambakkam. Commissioner of GCC, Gagan Singh Bedi told IANS: “We are planning to set up 800 beds and the trade centre has 40 oxygen concentrators for rational use of liquid medical oxygen and patients who can manage with it are using oxygen concentrators.”

The Chennai trade centre facility at present has 300 oxygen beds and 60 non oxygen beds. Of this 114 are occupied as on Sunday evening data.


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