Updated: May 22, 2021 5:21:23 am
Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal reported 903 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. Symptomatic patients with COVID-19 are mostly being admitted to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital, which has four COVID dedicated wards.
Midnapore Integrated Ayush Hospital is another COVID dedicated hospital in the district. The 150-bed hospital started functioning last year.
Testing has been ramped up in the district in every hospital. Ayush hospital said a total of 300-350 RT-PCR and Rapid antigen tests are being conducted on a daily basis.
The testing process which begins at 11 am, continues till 2 pm in the afternoon.
Once the testing gets completed, a health official notes the sample number along with the person’s phone number.
According to Midnapore Integrated Ayush Hospital authorities, there are currently 75 active COVID-19 cases in the hospital, out of which only 2 people have been discharged today.
The health officials in the hospital also claim there is a slight shortage of oxygen, but most of the people admitted don’t require oxygen support.
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