64 dedicated hospitals are working for COVID-19 treatment

Jul 22, 2020 15:45 | Poltics

65 Dedicated COVID Hospitals identified for COVID-19 management in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & UT Chandigarh COVID-19 testing lab network strengthened with 76 approved labs in the northern region

Chandigarh, July 22, 2020 

 

The joint efforts by the Centre and the State/UT governments of increasing the testing capacity and ramping up the health infrastructure for COVID-19 management have led to a continuous improvement in the recovery rates seen across India. The northern region covering the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & UT Chandigarh has identified a total of 469 Dedicated Covid Care Centres, 252 COVID Health Centres & 65 Dedicated COVID Hospitals for management of COVID-19 cases. 

The status of identified health infrastructure in the region covering the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & UT Chandigarh as on July 16, 2020 is given below:

S. No.

STATE/UT

Dedicated COVID Care Centers 

Dedicated Covid Health Centers

Dedicated Covid Hospitals

1.

Haryana

377

181

43

2.

Himachal Pradesh

23

11

11

3.

Punjab

56

57

9

4.

Chandigarh

13

3

2

 

Further, as per the “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy, the Central Government is driving enhanced testing initiatives in State/UTs. The northern region covering states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh & UT Chandigarh has a total of 76 approved labs for COVID-19 testing so far. In UT Chandigarh there are four COVID-19 testing laboratories (Government labs -3; Private – 1). In Haryana there are 25 approved laboratories with 16 Government labs and 9 from the private sector. In state of Himachal Pradesh, there are 20 approved COVID-19 testing laboratories. Punjab has a total of 27 approved laboratories with 20 Government and 7 private labs. 

 

 

Across the country, 1383 Dedicated COVID Hospitals, 3107 Dedicated COVID Healthcare Centres, and 10,382 COVID Care Centres have been identified. Together they have a capacity of 46,673 ICU beds. 21,848 ventilators are deployed in the hospitals in all States/UTs. The Centre has supplied 235.58 lakh N95 masks and 124.26 lakh PPE kits to State/UTs/Central institutions.  

The testing lab network as on July 17, 2020 is further strengthened with 1253 labs in the country; 885 labs in the government sector and 368 private labs.