Corona infected patients of Bhatkal shifted to newly arranged COVID center

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Quazi | Published on 5th July 2020, 9:35 PM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: After converting the Bhatkal Women's Center into COVID Center, all the corona infected Bhatkal patients were shifted from the Government hospital on Sunday. Muhammad Sadiq Matta, who was present on behalf of Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem during the shifting process, informed, as many as 18 patients from Sonarkeri school were shifted at Women's Center on Saturday night, but due to the shortage of beds, remaining were not shifted.

Despite assurances from the taluka administration, it was not possible to bring the beds from Karwar hospital today, but since the reports of nine more people were received as positive today and there was a shortage of space in the government hospital, all those infected with Corona were transferred to the new COVID Center.

Sadiq Matta, further said, 64 people have been shifted here by today evening. Seven others, including some pregnant women and the elderly people have been isolated at hospital itself.

"At present the beds have been laid on the ground floor of the Women's Center. The building is so magnificent that more hundred beds can be laid here. Currently 92 beds have been arranged here", he added.

It is to be noted that the reports of more than 100 people is yet to be received. If the reports of more people in Bhatkal comes as positive in the next couple of days, then the number of beds here may face short.  The taluka administration was supposed to install 100 beds here today, but no beds were arranged till evening.

The Women's Center also has a beautiful park for children to play, and plenty of space for people who wish to have walk within the outer premises of the building. No one is allowed to exit the compound, and police security forces have been deployed outside the building.

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