Mangaluru: 'Wenlock being transformed into exclusive coronavirus hospital' - Kota

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Mar 26: Addressing a press conference at the office of Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner here on Thursday March 26, district in-charge minister, Kota Srinivas Poojary, said that a decision has been taken to transform the district Wenlock Hospital into an exclusive coronavirus (COVID-19) hospital taking into account the prevailing coronavirus conditions.

For this purpose, the 218 patients who are currently being treated for various other ailments at Wenlock Hospital would be shifted to private hospital within three days. The patients will be provided treatment in private and medical colleges at the expense of the government, he added. Poojayry said that isolation wards will be opened as and when necessary depending upon the needs which might arise in the future.

He said that 250-bed super speciality building would be earmarked for the treatment of coronavirus positive patients. 20 beds at the Ayush building would be set aside for coronavirus suspects. As many as 705 beds Wenlock Hospital wards will be used for coronavirus cases in a phased manner, he added. Arrangement to treat outpatients will be made in the medical college hospital as per Wenlock Hospital rate list, he added. As many as 140 children who are in the Regional Advanced Paediatric Care Center will be shifted to medial college hospital. In the coming days, this center will be used for COVID 19 treatment, he explained. A trial room will be formed at the medical college hospital for suspected cases brought by 108 ambulance to Wenlock Hospital. Depending on the situation, 20 isolation wards will be opened in the medical college

"Currently, there are 32 ventilators. Within a week, a hundred more ventilators will be installed in the building," he stated. He said that doctors of Welock Hospital and 122 staff nurses are ICU-trained. If this is found to be not enough, staff nurses of medical college will be trained and their services will be sought, he said.

Poojary said that currently, five coronavirus positive cases are registered in Mangaluru and all of them are stable and under observation. “Four are from Kasargod and one from Mangaluru. There are 140 coronavirus suspects in Dakshina Kannada right now. We are awaiting reports of 17 people,” he said.

He said that towards handling the situation, even the shopkeepers will be directed to make arrangements to keep social distancing by properly marking the spots for forming the queues.

MP and BJP state president, Nalin Kumar Kateel, deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, Sindhu B Rupesh, MLA, Bharath Shetty and additional deputy commissioner, Roopa, were present.



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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Good initiatives for our local MP and MLA. Appreciate Doctors and Nurses their dedicated work.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Good decision by Dist. I charge, MP, MLA, DC. We are really worried about our Dr. Nurses and other staff. Govt should supply them full PPE.
    So that they feel safe to work on this environment. Also govt should make arrangement for their stay in good hotel. Only for medical staff. No outsiders should be allowed. In some countries they are giving stay, food to medical Staff so they don't have to worry about their families.

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  • Aloysius, Kinnigoli

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Previously DC said no need to wear masks for healthy people.
    Today surprised to see even DC and Additional DC wearing masks.

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  • Anil, Dubai UAE

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Who knows who healthy or not .... Please wear all mask and gloves

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  • The indian, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Mr. Alyosius is that the only thing u saw in this news. If you can't appreciate appreciate please don't find unnecessary faults. Great initiative by the Government. Hope this pandemic gets over as soon as possible. Let us support Evey Indian by special distancing. God bless all

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  • Wilson, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Pray for the staff

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Please bring in some Ventilators ...

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Stay Home - Stay Safe
    Pray for those who risk their life.

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  • Sujith, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 26 2020

    Great initiative and important decision by our ministers. Let us all be careful, stay at our homes and support them and the police department.

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