Ganjam Dist admin decides to close down two Covid hospitals

Berhampur: The Ganjam district administration has decided to close two Covid hospitals. Both Ashwini group of hospitals and Hitech medical college were informed of the matter.

District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange has written to the authorities of these hospitals that their contribution to control and treatment of dreaded coronavirus has been wonderful and this will be remembered for long.

The letter said the district administration had discussed about the hospitals which are contributing towards controlling and treatment of coronavirus. The rate of infection has come down in the district and the new Covid infection rate is minimal. That is the reason why a large number of seats in the hospital have fallen vacant, the letter added.

The district administration has directed the Hitech hospital to close down Tata Covid hospital from December 20. The Ashwini group of hospitals have been directed to close down their operation from December 31. Both the hospital authorities have been directed not to admit patients from December 21.

The district administration has informed the all the CHCs, sub-divisional and district hospitals, MKCG and district public health wing to take note of the latest direction.

According to reports, by December 15 , 21,748 were identified as coronavirus affected and from among them 21455 were cured  of the dreaded disease.

Presently 39 corona affected persons are being treated and till date 246 have died of corona and eight succumbed to other diseases. The recovery rate is 98.7 per cent.