The Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) has converted its 100-bed hospital into a 120-bed COVID-19 facility. Another 25 beds have been set aside for treating non-COVID-19 patients.
The MbPT hospital, which caters to nearly one lakh employees, pensioners and their families, has treated 333 COVID-19 patients and recorded 37 deaths over the past two months.
On Friday, MbPT chairman Sanjay Bhatia reviewed arrangements at the hospital and checked on the status of 102 patients: 72 positive cases and 32 suspected cases. Mr. Bhatia said, I along with senior doctors visited the COVID-19 wards and ICUs to review the arrangements, boost the morale of health workers and check on the status of 102 patients.
Mr. Bhatia said a security guard undergoing treatment at the hospital got up from his bed and saluted the visitors. He said, I was impressed with the dedication of the nurses. They told me they are doing meditation regularly. I felt helpless to see patients in ICU wards.
Mr. Bhatia stressed that there is a dire need to increase ICU beds and beds with oxygen support, as the number of patients were increasing by the day. He said, My respect to the COVID-19 warriors who are working tirelessly in such difficult circumstances.