Gandhi Hospital Suspends OPD Services
Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital today suspended all its Out-Patient services following the steep increase in the number of Covid-19 patients approaching the hospital for treatment.
Hyderabad | 16th April 2021
Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital today suspended all its Out-Patient (OP) services in the wake of the rapid spread of Covid 19 in Telangana.
The Directorate of Medical Education made the announcement regarding the suspension of the services. It revealed that the decision was taken following the steep increase in the number of Covid-19 patients approaching the hospital for treatment.
"A patient is being admitted to the Gandhi Hospital every ten minutes. All the beds equipped with ventilators as well as the normal beds are currently fully occupied, therefore," the department officials said.
"The authorities of the hospital are now discharging patients from other departments to offer services only to Covid-19 patients. The health department has issued orders to the hospital authorities to stop all other services barring some essential ones. The hospital already has 450 critical patients of which 150 were admitted on Thursday alone. The inpatient block is already full," they added.
With the incessant rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Telangana, the state's healthcare facilities are under immense pressure. In fact, Gandhi Hospital, previously declared a 'Covid-19 exclusive' hospital, itself has been struggling to accommodate critical patients. It had to acquire an additional 50 beds recently to do so. Reports suggest that hospital authorities are considering adding another 200 beds to deal with any further increases in cases.
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