Guntur: A new oxygen plant was installed at Guntur Government General Hospital (GGH) on Friday. The new 20KL plant will allow GGH to fix 50 more ventilators in the Covid-19 ward in addition to the 50 ventilators currently operational. The existing ventilators operate with the help of a 10KL oxygen plant at GGH. GGH superintendent Dr N Prabhavati said, “The new plant will go a long way in providing treatment to critically-ill patients even after Covid-19 is contained.”
The Centre had dispatched several ventilators to major public healthcare institutions in the state for the effective management of Covid-19. It took the Andhra Pradesh Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (APMSIDC), the nodal agency for civil and engineering work in hospitals, nearly over two months to complete the process.
The superintendent has also set her eyes on strengthening basic infrastructure and facilities for patients. Dr Prabhavati has directed all heads of departments to see to it that all patients receive the best treatment. She also decided to provision additional facilities in the casualty wing where patients will be screened before being routed to special wards.