Karwar navy hospital takes up treatment of Covid-19 cases

deccan chronicle  | Gururaj A Paniyadi

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INHS Patanjali is the first armed forces hospital to treat civilian coronavirus cases

INHS Patanjali, the Indian Navy's hospital at the Karwar naval base.

Karwar: INHS Patanjali, the Indian Navy’s hospital at the Karwar naval base, has become the first armed forces hospital to begin treating civilian Covid-19 positive patients.

Responding to a request by the Karnataka government, INHS Patanjali received six Covid-19 positive patients for treatment, including three who tested positive on Saturday, from Bhatkal.

The isolated COVID-19 Treatment Area at the hospital has independent medical, paramedical and nursing staff providing continuous treatment while residing inside the hospital premises.

An approved disposal procedure has been set up for safe disposal of the bio-medical waste generated.

Uttara Kannada deputy commissioner Harish Kumar said another COVID 19 treatment facility would be ready by next Friday. It has been set up at a cost of Rs 1 crore.

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The unit is coming up on the at the KIMS medical college premises in Karwar. It will have 150 beds and a supervised isolation centre (ISC) with central oxygen supply, a 50-bed quarantine facility. There will be a 10-bed isolation ICU outside as well.