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Isolation ward to treat Omicron cases set up at Tiruppur GH

Of the 78 beds for COVID-19 cases, 24 beds have been allotted for Omicron cases at the Government Medical College Hospital in Tiruppur.  

An isolation ward with 24 beds has been set up at the Government Medical College Hospital in Tiruppur to treat persons who contract the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Hospital Dean R. Murugesan said the ward has facilities such as ventilators and oxygen support. “The hospital has 78 beds for COVID-19 cases, out of which we have allotted 24 beds for the isolation ward as per the directions of the State government,” he said.

As on Saturday, only 21 patients are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the hospital and no patient has been admitted to the Omicron isolation ward, Dr. Murugesan said.

The hospital has two liquid oxygen tanks with total capacity of 9.5 kL to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply for the patients, he added.

Deputy Director of Health Services (Tiruppur) K. Jegadeesh Kumar said the Health Department has ramped up COVID-19 testing in the district as around 5,500 swab samples were being lifted every day.

Monitoring of adherence to the standard operating procedures and vaccination drive have been intensified, he said.


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