Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is self-monitoring the status of measures being taken for the prevention and control of Covid-19 in Katghora of Korba district. He is being informed regarding the daily situation on ground by Korba district’s Collector and SP. The Chief Minister has given instructions to establish a state-of-the-art hospital in Korba district for the treatment of Corona infected patients. On his instruction, the newly constructed building of ESIC Hospital in Dingapur, Korba is being developed rapidly as a Covid Hospital. Various facilities are being developed in the hospital by converging various government funds including DMF and CSR funds.
The Health Department, under the guidance of Collector Kiran Kaushal, is rapidly developing a 100 bed hospital for the treatment of corona infected patients. A 20-bed ICU-HDU and a 50-bed general ward have been created along with arrangements in 33 single wards with single rooms in the hospital. A consolidated oxygen supply system has also been established in the wards, including 3 ventilators in the hospital, if needed to treat corona infections. Instructions have been issued to acquire 18 more ventilators from private hospitals of the district immediately, if needed. For the treatment of corona infected patients, 4 ward boys including 6 specially trained doctors and 12 nursing staff have also been deployed on duty. Adequate number of medicines, PPE kits, mask sanitizers and other necessary equipment and security items have been arranged in this hospital.
Separate accommodation for doctors and paramedical staff working in Covid Hospital has been made in the hospital premises itself. 32 houses built in the hospital premises have been acquired for this.