Sambalpur: A 200-bed hospital for treatment of COVID-19 became operational in Sambalpur on Wednesday, informed Health Minister Naba Kisore Das. The COVID Hospital, which has come up at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), has 20 ICUs, 10 HDUs and two dialysis units. In the first phase, as many as 94 doctors, paramedics and supporting staffs would be deployed at the hospital. Later, healthcare personnel from the VIMSAR in Burla would be roped in for the hospital, official sources said. The Government would facilitate accommodation for the doctors and paramedics at various hotels and hostels in Samblapur, the sources added.
Following the inauguration of the hospital, the Health Minister reviewed healthcare facilities in the district and briefed reporters on the Government’s preparedness to fight against the coronavirus.