The first corona patient was registered on March 11. During this month, 44,733 patients took treatment in OPD and 4,211 patients took treatment in IPD. After this, the Corona started spreading and the daily count in OPD dropped to 500-700 which was around 3,000 per day before March. During the month of September the OPD registered 25,353 patients and IPD registered 2,530 plus patients. During October 1 to 15, OPD saw 13,335 and IPD registered 1,218 cases and it is anticipated that in the next 15 days, the patient count might double.
Maximum patients with skin issues
The dermatology department saw maximum number of patients in the last 15 days. 3,300 patients came for treatment. 1,811 patients were treated in the department of medicine, 1,400 in the of gynecology and obstetrics, 1,050 in general surgery, 944 in ophthalmology, 820 in ortho and 150 to 500 patients in other departments.
Provision being made
for non-Covid patients
Around 1,000 beds are reserved for Covid patients. About 60 per cent of these beds are empty. But the figure could go up as, people are not complying to Covid norms and there are series of ‘Unlock’. Moreover there is an increase in the non-Covid patients from the last week of September and provisions are made accordingly.
-Dr Avinash Gawande
Medical Superintendent, GMCH