Bhubaneswar:11/7/20: The Odisha government has increased the bed capacity in COVID hospitals following a rise in coronavirus cases across the state.
Four more COVID care facilities with additional 1441 beds have been set up in the state, said Additional Chief Secretary of Health department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, here on Saturday.
Mohapatra said that 500 beds have been increased in the COVID Care Centre of the Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, while in two COVID Care Centres under the SUM Hospital at Jamujhari and Jatni, 800 and 300 beds, respectively.
Mohapatra said the number of beds and ICU units in the Neelachal Dedicated COVID Hospital (DCH) has been increased to 120 and 15 respectively.
He said 80 per cent cases are mild and asymptomatic and can be treated at the Corona Care Centres. Meanwhile, SUM and Hitech hospitals were asked to increase the number of ICU beds in a week.