DD Medical College hospital to be upgraded as corona emergency care centre : Radhakrishnan

Tiruvallur, Sep 22 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government is planning

to upgrade the 3,000-bedded DD Medical College Hospital in this

district into an Emergency Care centre with additional 1,000 beds

for treating coronavirus patients, Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan

said today.

Talking to reporters after inspecting the corona care special centre

and Siddha treatment facility at the hospital along with District

Collector Ms Maheswari, he said the corona care centre has been

providing exceptional treatment to the patients.

The hospital has 3,000 beds and discussions were on to add another

1,000 beds, besides earmarking an additional 200 beds with oxygen

facilities to upgrade it as an emergency care centre.

Once the hospital was upgraded as an emergency corona centre, it

would benefit the people of this district in getting quality treatment.

He also lauded the role of doctors, nurses and the paramedics in

the hospital, who were in the frontline of their duty in these times

of corona pandemic.

Dr Radhakrishnan and Ms Maheswari also interacted with the

patients and enquired about their health condition, an official

release said.


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