At present the nation is undergoing through a difficult phase due to the novel corona virus pandemic. And the entire country is observing a nationwide lockdown to contain the virus. In Nagpur also many positive cases of COVID-19 has been reported and the civic administration is all prepared to face any critical situation. As per information, two new medical facility with capacity of 1250 beds have been started at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College (Mayo) and Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).Due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 patients, and as per the guidelines of the government the PWD made a speedy work and done necessary changes in the infrastructure in Mayo and GMCH and started ICU, isolation wards and wards with oxygen facility.
As per information, it is the first dedicated COVID-19 hospital in state. In GMCH the ICU with 230 beds and ventilators is started while the isolation ward with 400 bed capacity is also being prepared. The trauma care building is converted into COVID hospital where 50 beds ICU with ventilator facility are prepared. Besides this, the 212 SDU beds will have oxygen and section facility. In Mayo ICU with 172 beds capacity and HDU with 394 beds are prepared in surgical complex of the hospital. The work will be completed by April 30.The PWD has also commenced the work of the 120 bed capacity at three story ICU in GMCH.So far out of the 1250 beds PWD has handed over 262 beds to the hospital authority while remaining 686 beds facility will be handed over by April 30.