Thursday, May 20, 2021

150 oxygen beds at Bengaluru airport; state aims to vaccinate all by November

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday inaugurated the 150-bed oxygenated COVID-19 treatment centre at Kempegowda International Airport, in  Bengaluru.

COV-AID@BLR is a COVID-19 treatment centre located near the Cargo Terminals of Bengaluru Airport, open for the public and employees from the Bengaluru Airport ecosystem.

“Patients can get admission at the Centre by contacting the Nodal Officers (Sannappaiah -9448116661) and Dr. Sanjay -9538279991) or through recommendation from a Referral Hospital. The patient must carry an Aadhar card, prescription provided by the Referral Hospital and relevant medical documents,” Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) said in a statement.

The facility is designed to treat patients who are asymptomatic, with mild hypoxia (a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level).

“It is designed to be a transit oxygen delivery centre, which would provide much-needed relief and treatment for patients requiring oxygen support until they are able to get admission in a hospital. This facility is not equipped to treat pregnant women or moderate cases and those requiring high flow oxygen support / ICU beds,” the statement added.

The centre would be equipped with a pharmacy, pathology unit, nurses’ station, rest rooms, dining area and drinking water facilities. An ambulance would be on standby 24×7 to cater to emergencies. According to airport authorities, all necessary arrangements would be made for safe disposal of waste, including bio-waste.

According to BIAL, the treatment at COV-AID@BLR would be free of cost, while charges for medicines, tests and self-arranged ambulances would be borne by patients.

20/05/21 Darshan Devaiah BP/Indian Express

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