Vadodara: Concerned over the large number of cases from districts surrounding Vadodara, the districts has also been asked to ensure that their treatment facilities are augmented. The administrations in these districts have been asked to ensure that patients do not have to travel long distances for treatment.
A video conference of the top brass of the administration of Bharuch, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Narmada, Chhota Udepur and Mahisagar districts was held on Tuesday to discuss the plans for increasing the number of beds for treatment in these districts. Officer of special duty for Covid-19 in the region, Vinod Rao, said that it had come to light that 25% of beds in Vadodara were occupied by patients from outside the district.
The officials from other districts were asked to increase the number of beds with oxygen supply, ICU beds and ventilator beds. Rao said that the collectors of all these districts had agreed to the capacity by engaging private as well as government hospitals so that patients got early and timely care locally.