Patiala’s Rajindra Hospital reports 31 Covid deaths in 24 hours, mortuary runs out of space

Patiala's Rajindra Hospital reports 31 Covid deaths in 24 hours, mortuary runs out of space

Karam Prakash
Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 26

The mortuary of Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala is working out of space because the hospital reported 31 covid deaths over the previous 24 hours.


Hospital authorities stated that that the toll consists of three sufferers, who died on the isolation ward, whose COVID take a look at outcomes had been awaited.

This is the very best quantity of COVID deaths at Rajindra Hospital for the reason that emergence of the lethal illness.

Following the rising deaths on the hospital, a mortuary that has the capability of 16 our bodies, is working out of space.

Sources stated that the utmost quantity of deaths, 13, had been reported on the fifth ground (ICU ward) of the eight-story COVID ward of the hospital.

With this improvement, the full dying depend on the hospital rose above 1,200 for the reason that outbreak final yr.

Currently, round 259 sufferers are present process therapy on the hospital.

Surbhi Malik, in-charge, COVID isolation, Rajindra Hospital, stated, “We have had 50 admissions of people in the last two days. Also, the majority of deaths were witnessed in their first 48 hours of admission.”

She added that the folks had been coming in very sick.

She stated the proportion of reasonably sick sufferers was a lot larger than these in very sick and demanding situation in the earlier wave. “It is in reverse now. The level three patients (very sick and critical) are much more in number this time.”

This is whereas the hospital has all essential tools and services for the sufferers together with specialist medical doctors and ventilators, she pointed out.

She stated as per knowledge collected from contained in the hospital a couple of days in the past, there was hardly anyone among the many sickest sufferers who was already vaccinated.

This means that getting two doses of vaccination goes a good distance in lowering mortality, she stated.

Meanwhile, Dr Rajan Singla, Principal, Government (*24*) College, stated, “We have enough space at mortuary. Apart from 14 chambers, we have one more room which has air conditioners (AC), wherein, more dead bodies can be accommodated.”


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