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Coronavirus: Uttarakhand readies isolation wards and ICU beds

Published Mar 6, 2020, 11:32 am IST
Updated Mar 6, 2020, 11:32 am IST
Globally, deaths due to COVID-19 have crossed 3,000
Representational image (PTI)
 Representational image (PTI)

Dehradun: Over 240 isolation wards have been created across Uttarakhandand 50- ICU beds are ready in AIIMS Rishikesh in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Dr Amita Upreti, Director General of health services of the state said on Thursday.

"The government is taking all the measures to curb the disease and 241 isolation wards have been created across the Uttarakhand and 50 ICUs are ready in AIIMS in Rishikesh."
Dr Amita Upreti


She also added that doctors are posted at Indo-Nepal border who are working 24/7 and strict monitoring is being done especially for Champawat, Pithoragarh, Udham Singh Nagar districts. They had buffer stock of medicines initially but now they have extra buffer stock for 2.5-3 months.

Meanwhile, four patients out of which two had travelled to Indonesia, one to Bahrain and one to China have been kept under observation in RIMS hospital in Jharkhand.

Dr Vivek Kashyap, Medical Superintendent of RIMS hospital said, "We've received 4 patients so far-2 of them had travelled to Indonesia, 1 to Bahrain and 1 to China. their blood samples have been sent for test. they were showing symptoms like throat pain & body ache."


As per the protocol they have all  been kept under observation and they will be sent to home isolation.

On the other hand Dr Viresh Bhushan, deputy civil surgeon in Haryana's Sirsa said,  that a  person with travel history to Italy had gone for a check-up 3 days back, complaining of cold and cough after which he was kept in the isolation ward. His sample was taken and sent for test and when the results came in yesterday, it turned out to be negative.

Globally, deaths due to COVID-19 have crossed 3,000. The deadly virus, that originated in China late last year, continues to spread around the world and has infected more than 90,000 people.


Location: India, Uttarakhand, Dehradun