Hyderabad: The Telangana state health department has decided to increase the number of beds available to Covid-19 patients at all government hospitals treating Coronavirus infected patients by 25 per cent.
The decision to increase Covid-19 bed strength in government hospitals comes in the wake of increasing complaints from people on the lack of bed availability for treating Covid-19 patients, especially those requiring serious and critical care in intensive care units. The department will also be asking private hospitals to increase the beds being made available to Covid-19 patients in view of the fast-rising Coronavirus cases in the state.
As on Wednesday, according to the daily data released in the Covid-19 bulletin by the department, the state-run hospitals in all districts treating Covid-19 patients, have a total of 9,281 beds available for them.
Of these, 5,503 beds are equipped with oxygen supply, while another 1,773 beds are in the Intensive Care Units with the…