Heavy rush for ICU in 3 Kerala districts amid virus
Gulf Today|August 22, 2021
There is no letup in the rise of COVID-19 positive cases in Kerala even amidst impressive vaccination drive.
AM Abdussalam/Ashraf Padanna

KOCHI: As Kerala accounts for almost half of daily COVID positive cases in the country, several government and private hospitals in the state continue to experience a heavy rush of patients undergoing COVID-19 treatment, according to reports.

COVID bed availability was overstretched in most of the hospitals, especially at the three district hospitals in Ernakulam, Kozhikode and Palakkad districts. The ICU and ventilator beds at these hospitals are packed and many patients are on the waiting list.

However, in many other districts, the number of Coronavirus-infected patients visiting the hospitals is on the decline.

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