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Amid Unprecedented Covid Surge, Kerala Scrambles To Ramp Up Oxygen Beds

Amid Unprecedented Covid Surge, Kerala Scrambles To Ramp Up Oxygen Beds

As Kerala reported over 30,000 coronavirus cases for the first time, the state government is facing the challenge to ramp up the availability of critical care beds on war footing.

The state’s positivity rate today crossed an all-time high of 23 per cent.

Amid the surge, the Covid war rooms in every district have been buzzing with activity.

“Currently, my task is to call every medical officer of the frontline centres. I will get updates on how many beds are available. I will share this with other team members, who will log in the updates immediately. So, they can shift patients within 5 minutes after the need arises,” says Sabari, a volunteer.

This Covid challenge, though, is getting increasingly difficult.

Data on patients, beds and the available resources is now being updated every four hours at these district level-nerve centres. The urgency is visible as frequency of phone calls has multiplied over the last two weeks.

The triage system – of demarcating patients into categories A, B and C – has been the backbone of resource allocation in Kerala. This process begins at the primary health centres and is again repeated at these war rooms, if need be.

News Source:NDTV

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