From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, May 8: Boeing India Company has come forward to establish 250 oxygenated bed hospital for treatment of Covid patients in Kalaburgi district, Mining and Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani has said in Kalaburgi on Saturday.
Speaking to reporters, he said the proposed hospital is being established on private-public-partnership (PPP) model and is likely to be completed in six months.
Nirani, who has been touring the district for two days, said the Boeing India Company is establishing a similar 200 oxygenated bed hospital in Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
The minister said the district had a total of 1,600 beds, of which 400 were ICU beds. The ESI hospital has 500 beds reserved for treatment of Covid patients.
The district had sufficient stocks of Remdesivir anti-viral drugs and other medicines for treatment of Covid patients. There was no problem regarding shortage of oxygen in hospitals, he said.
In addition to the supply of oxygen as per the government fixed quota, two tankers of oxygen are being brought to the district. One tanker is arriving tomorrow, he said pointing out that the district may need 30 kilo litres of oxygen next week.
He also inaugurated the 150-bed Covid Care Centre in Sedam, which is being established by the Sri Swaminarayan Gurukul International Centre.