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  • Medical Superintendent (MS) of Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital in Gujrat says there isn’t a dearth of beds within the hospital as towards the claims of the NCOC.
  • Says the hospital nonetheless has 50 empty oxygen beds able to accommodate coronavirus sufferers.
  • A day in the past, the NCOC had claimed that 100% of Gujrat metropolis’s oxygen beds have been occupied by coronavirus sufferers.

GUJRAT: The Medical Superintendent (MS) of the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital in Gujrat on Sunday dispelled claims by the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) that the oxygen beds within the metropolis’s hospitals have reached capability, including that there isn’t a dearth of beds within the hospitals. 

Chatting with Geo Information, Dr Abid Ghauri stated that out of 111 beds with oxygen cylinders on the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital, solely 61 have been occupied by coronavirus sufferers to this point. 

“Fifty of the beds specifically assigned for coronavirus patients are still empty,” Dr Abid stated. “We are assessing the situation on a day-to-day basis.” 

He stated that originally, there have been 41 beds for coronavirus sufferers within the hospital which have been elevated to 62.

“It’s been a week since we have increased the capacity of beds for coronavirus patients to 111,” Dr Abid stated. “We have never felt the need to refuse a bed to COVID-19 patients, and neither have we discharged any [before the completion of treatment].

He went on to say that there was never a shortage of oxygen beds in the hospital — neither in the past nor in the present, adding that currently, the hospital has 398 oxygen beds which can be utilised if the need arises.

According to Geo News, the deputy commissioner of Gujrat has also verified the information provided by the MS of the Aziz Bhatti Shaheed Hospital, saying that there is no dearth of beds therein. 

A day in the past, the NCOC had claimed that 100% of Gujrat metropolis’s oxygen beds have been occupied by coronavirus sufferers. 

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