Govt sets up state-of-the-art Covid-19 hospital in Guindy

King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research campus in Guindy.

Chennai: A full-fledged Covid-19 hospital and a care centre, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, are all set to function on a single campus at Guindy in Chennai.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami is expected to inaugurate the 750-bed facility, located inside the National Institute of Ageing in the King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research campus in Guindy, through video-conferencing today.

According to sources, out of the 750 beds, 300 beds will have ventilator facilities and 70 beds are allocated for Intensive Care Unit. The hospital will have a WiFi facility, a small library and virtual yoga classes for the patients.

According to V Anand Kumar, nodal officer of the hospital, “this exclusive facility can cater to patients with mild, moderate and severe coronavirus disease. The hospital has been planned in such a way that it has wards, including for single, double accommodations, and even for four of a family depending on the availability. We have developed a software for our internal use to know the bed availability for better coordination.”

On Tuesday, the State reported 3,827 new Covid-19 positive cases and 61 deaths from the viral infection, the State health department said. The total number of Covid-19 cases in Tamilnadu is now at a staggering 1,14,978.

Showing a considerable decrease for the first time, Tamilnadu, which has been witnessing more than 4,000 new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis lately, posted 3,827 fresh coronavirus infections on Monday.