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zero.35% of Covid sufferers on ventilators, says govt – Home Health Choices

NEW DELHI: Only zero.35% of Covid-19 sufferers are on ventilators, lower than 1.9% instances in ICUs and a couple of.eight% instances on oxygen beds, whereas the precise case load within the nation is over three.four lakh, the well being ministry stated on Friday. Almost 80% of asymptomatic and gentle instances have been suggested house isolation underneath medical supervision, officers stated.

Officials stated efficient scientific administration methods have proven to yield constructive outcomes and preserve restricted variety of severe instances in addition to mortality. Recovered instances stood at 6.35 lakh.

“The strategy of home isolation for mild and asymptomatic patients has ensured to keep the hospitals unburdened, where the focus has been on treatment of severe cases and reduction of fatality,” an official stated.

The ministry stated medical infrastructure to make sure high quality remedy is being repeatedly augmented throughout the nation, with India now having 1,383 ‘Dedicated Covid Hospitals’, three,107 ‘Dedicated Covid Healthcare Centres’, and 10,382 ‘Covid Care Centres’.

“Together, they have a capacity of 46,673 ICU beds. About 21,848 ventilators are deployed in the hospitals in all states. We are receiving no reports of shortage of N95 masks and PPE kits with the Centre having supplied 235.6 lakh N95 masks and 124.3 lakh PPE kits to States/UTs/Central institutions so far,” the ministry stated.

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