But 96% of the beds are occupied and according to the records, there are no ICU/ventilator beds available in the district.
The administration, on the other hand, is clamping down on the private hospitals where non-serious and non-Covid patients are occupying beds.
“As of now, we have 50 Covid hospitals, with a combined bed capacity of 3,272 in Ghaziabad and 497 vacant normal beds which we are trying to equip with oxygen and ICU facilities,” said an official from the district administration.
“As of Saturday, all the 759 ICU/ventilator beds are occupied. We are further working on acquiring more hospitals to enhance the bed capacity to meet up the increasing demands in view of the huge surge in Covid patients,” he added.
The administration is also cracking down on the private hospitals where beds are occupied by the non-serious patients.
“On Friday, we inspected a couple of private hospitals where we found that few the beds were occupied by those patients not in a serious condition. The hospital management has been warned in this regard,” the official said.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, an oxygen refilling initiative was taken up by an administration-approved gas agency, and close to 500 people availed the service.
“The service is for those patients who are under home isolation. On Saturday, close to 500 people got their oxygen cylinders refilled. The initiative is to ensure that the home isolation patients, some 4,000 in number, receive the supply of oxygen so that they do not have to visit the hospitals,” the official added.