Government hospital at Jhapa admits to be well prepared, massive population at home isolation
Kathmandu – Government Covid special hospital in Jhapa has yet to see crowd despite daily increment of Covid 19 infected due self admission to home isolations.
Mechi Provincial Hospital at Bhadrapur operates a separate 75-bed Covid 19 treatment centre, out of which, only 22 bed are in use for the corona patients which includes 11 on oxygen support.
Chairperson of Hospital Development Committee, Somnath Portel, said, “Although no one can say what will happen in future at a time when cases of Corona Virus are increasing, now there is no lack of beds for the treatment of Covid-19 infected people.”
The Mechi hospital has been carrying out treatment of COVID-19 patients free of cost.
The hospital has facility of PCR test as well as has one ventilator, three ICU and 25-bed High Dependency Unit.
He added that the 25-bed HDU would be used for the treatment of Corona Virus infected people as per the need.
An oxygen plant is under construction at the cost of Rs 7.5 million of Province 1 government in order to bring it into operation within mid-May. The oxygen plant could refill 35 cylinders in a day, said Account Officer of the hospital, Manoj Pokharel.
The hospital has 47 big and small size oxygen cylinders and 20-25 cylinders of oxygen are consumed daily in the hospital.
Meanwhile, number of Corona Virus cases has found increased by four-fold in Jhapa district in a week, shows a government data.
Focal Person at the District Health Office, Jhapa, Jeevan Chaulagain, said that the number of Covid-19 infected people has reached 741 in the district on Tuesday while it was 195 on April 27.
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