COIMBATORE: With the district’s Covid fresh count capping between 100 and 200, the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) has resumed its non-covid activities, including performing surgeries in all departments following the drop in the hospitalized patient count .
Speaking to Express, Dean A Nirmala said earlier that all departments have had to postpone some surgeries because most of the resources are spent on treating new patients.
“We only treated the cases in the obstetrics and gynecology department because it is necessary. But, all other activities have been affected due to the increase in Covid cases, ”she added.
“Prepared to handle a sudden spike in cases”
As of Friday, the hospital had 407 vacant beds, including oxygen and intensive care beds, to treat Covid patients. The Dean, however, said they were fully prepared to handle the sudden spike in new cases.
“If there is a sudden increase in cases, we will suspend non-Covid activities to handle the situation,” she added. The hospital is also working to create space to install an 11 kl oxygen storage plant on its premises.
“An 11 kl liquid oxygen storage tank would soon be transported from the Chennai shopping center to the hospital, which would ensure oxygenation of more beds,” Nirmala said. Likewise, the dean also told Express that sporadic cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) and MIS-C (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children) have been being recorded lately.