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808 critical beds vacant in Ahmedabad hospitals for COVID patients


The reduction in COVID cases in Gujarat and Ahmedabad has also resulted in the number of vacant beds (ICU & oxygen) in hospitals going up in the city.

As per the details released by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), the city has 808 oxygen and ICU beds vacant, which is welcome news for citizens in the city.

The AMC-run hospitals like SVP Hospital and LG Hospital have seven vacant critical beds each while Shardaben has three. VS Hospital has no vacant ICU or oxygen beds. The 175 designated COVID hospitals in the city have 322 ICU and oxygen beds vacant.

The AMC has also increased the number of nursing homes that are treating COVID patients. It has increased it from 212 to 236, thus adding 14 more nursing homes as COVID designate hospitals.

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The nursing homes in all have 300 vacant critical beds. The Civil Hospital has 153 empty beds while ESIC hospitals have 44 beds. In all the city has 9,680 ICU and oxygen beds of which 8,872 beds are filled while the rest 808 are vacant.

Meanwhile, Ahmedabad and Surat Municipal Corporations recorded 17 and 8 deaths each due to COVID in the last 24 hours while 5 and 7 deaths each were recorded in municipal corporations of Vadodara and Rajkot respectively.

Ahmedabad recorded the highest number of per day cases with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation alone recording 3,744 cases. Surat Municipal Corporation registered 903 COVID cases. Surat district also recorded 306 cases.

Vadodara and Rajkot Corporation limits saw 648 and 386 cases respectively. State capital Gandhinagar recorded 131 new cases. The state has a recovery rate of 76.52%.

Overall COVID cases in the state have now crossed the 6.58 lakh mark while Ahmedabad has recorded over 1.97 lakh cases so far since the pandemic began. Surat has over 1.26 lakh cases and Vadodara over 57,000 cases.


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