Mumbai reels under acute shortage of healthcare infra as cases spike
With hospitals in Maharashtra running short of beds, ventilators and Remdesivir, a key antiviral drug, doctors say the second wave of coronavirus infections is turning out to be more difficult to manage than the first wave
MUMBAI : Facing an acute shortage of healthcare infrastructure and life saving drugs due to a record surge in the number of covid- 19 infections on a daily basis, the Maharashtra government on Monday decided to set up three jumbo field hospitals in Mumbai in the next five-six weeks. Government officials said that each of these medical facilities will have a capacity of 2,000 beds, including 200 ICU beds and 70% oxygen beds. They will be set up at three different locations in the city even as Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai’s top civic body announced the addition of 300 more Intensive care Units ( ICU) across hospitals to deal with rising number of critically ill patients in the country’s financial capital.