While the ICU beds have been increased from 30 to 75, the number of HDU beds remains the same. Besides, the ICU wards will also have a dialysis facility in eight beds. The hospital will also increase ventilators from 30 to 55 and HFNO machines from 5 to 10.
The decision was taken at a meeting headed by chancellor PK Gupta on Tuesday. Those present in the meeting include Dr Ashutosh Niranjan, medical superintendent and Dr MC Misra, former director trauma centre AIIMS, who is currently in charge of critical care at the hospital.
“We are getting many referral cases from the administration as well as other districts such as Agra and Delhi apart from rising numbers,” said Gupta.
Further, to manage the additional ICU beds, the medical and the paramedical team will also be strengthened.
“We will be adding 50 more nurses to the team of the existing 60. Also, experts such as anaesthetist and emergency medicines experts will be increased by from 18 to 25,” said Dr Ajit Kumar, joint registrar of Sharda hospital.