Govt says 888 more ventilators received recently, of which 712 are in use
The Karnataka government has confirmed that 2,025 ventilators have been received so far under the PM Cares Fund and have been distributed to various hospitals statewide. According to an official press note, of the ventilators received, 578 have been installed in district hospitals, 574 in government medical colleges, 708 in taluk hospitals, 24 in community health centres and 141 in private hospitals and medical colleges.
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ICUs in taluks
All these ventilators are in use and further demand for additional ventilators is being met continuously. According to the press note, ICU facilities have been set up in all taluk hospitals with 50 oxygen beds and six ventilator beds.
A further 888 ventilators had been received, of which 712 have been installed in health facilities, while the rest will be distributed according to requirements.