Inspect private hospitals daily, collector heads DMHO and Arogyasri district coordinator

District Collector V. Vinay Chand instructed the District Medical and Health Officer (DMHO) and Arogyasri District Coordinator to inspect private hospitals on a daily basis.

The Collector on Monday reviewed the vacancy of beds in various hospitals and extended hospital services, along with Joint Collector-2 P. Arun Babu and Director of Andhra Medical College PV Sudhakar.

He asked the deputy director of the investigation department, Manisha Tiwari, to ensure that the position of vacant beds in various hospitals and other details were updated in real time at call center 104. Once with vacated beds and updated call center post, admission tokens would be issued by the DRDA project manager and 104 Visweswara Rao nodal officer.

He said the list of private hospitals should be notified. Private Category A hospitals were full COVID hospitals and Category B hospitals were 50% COVID hospitals. The vacant position of the beds should be correctly reflected in the online data.

The collector discussed the possibility of increasing the oxygen supply to the VIMS.

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Divis Labs has contributed 80 lakh to improving the oxygen supply and other measures to combat the pandemic in the district. Divis general manager Koteswara Rao presented a check for the amount to the district collector on Monday.

He informed the collector that the company has already supplied 350 oxygen cylinders to various hospitals through Visakha Industrial Gases as part of its corporate social responsibility.

The CSR manager of Divis D. Suresh Kumar and representatives Ashok and Varahala Reddy were present.

Daniel E. Murphy