Noida is among the ten coronavirus hotspots where the transmission of the disease has been unusual.
There was a spike in the cases in the industrial hub. Unfortunately, the authorities aren’t ready to deal with the situation.
According to a TOI report, Noida has run out of COVID-19 beds. Moreover, the unit at Sharda Hospital is not ready yet.
The city has reported 41 COVID-19 cases so far. Currently, only 7 beds were available out of which, 2 beds at one of the units needed to be sanitized.
The new unit at Sharda Hospital was not ready.
Speaking about the 100-bed unit, a spokesperson said “We are trying our best to get the facility ready as soon as possible. Everything except the oxygen pipeline is in place. Once installed, we can take new patients from Thursday morning,”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited Noida recently.
On being asked how would the situation be handled if there were more than 5 new cases, the newly-inducted district magistrate Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj replied: “I am sure we will be able to manage something”.
He said that the administration had 20 oxygen cylinders that could be used if the need arises.
He also added that the new unit will be ready soon.
Noida has 2 medical facilities that are handling COVID-19 cases the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) and the child PGI (SSPHPGTI). Beds at GIMS are occupied while PGI has only 5 beds.
It is to be noted that 29 out of 41 in the city have been linked to a single source- Ceasefire, which is a fire safety solution firm.
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However, The 3 new cases in the city had no connection to Ceasefire.