Photos: Over 4000 hospital beds vacant in Delhi for first time in four weeks

  • Delhi on May 12 evening had over 4,000 ward beds and 98 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, earmarked for Covid-19 patients, vacant for the first time since the second week of April when coronavirus cases had started rising rapidly. Doctors also said that not only has the supply of oxygen been streamlined, the requirement has also gone down in Delhi. Of the total 23,345 hospital beds in Delhi, 4,682 were vacant as on May 12 evening, putting the occupancy rate at 79.9%. Of the 5,911 ICU beds, 98 were vacant, putting the occupancy at 98.3%.
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A view inside the Covid-19 Care Centre built near GTB hospital, in New Delhi, on May 10. Delhi on May 12 evening had over 4,000 ward beds and 98 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, earmarked for Covid-19 patients, vacant for the first time since the second week of April when coronavirus cases had started rising rapidly, HT reported.(HT Photo)

A view inside the Covid-19 Care Centre built near GTB hospital, in New Delhi, on May 10. Delhi on May 12 evening had over 4,000 ward beds and 98 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, earmarked for Covid-19 patients, vacant for the first time since the second week of April when coronavirus cases had started rising rapidly, HT reported.(HT Photo)

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Workers setting up a 500-bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Ramlila Maidan in front of LNJP hospital, in New Delhi, on May 11. Delhi has added over 7,000 beds for Covid-19 patients since the second week of April, of which nearly 2,000 were ICU beds, according to the data on the government’s Delhi Corona app.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Workers setting up a 500-bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Ramlila Maidan in front of LNJP hospital, in New Delhi, on May 11. Delhi has added over 7,000 beds for Covid-19 patients since the second week of April, of which nearly 2,000 were ICU beds, according to the data on the government’s Delhi Corona app.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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A resident doctor treating patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), looks at a patient's x-ray scan, at Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi, on May 1. Of the total 23,345 hospital beds in Delhi, 4,682 were vacant as on May 12 evening, putting the occupancy rate at 79.9%. Of the 5,911 ICU beds, 98 were vacant, putting the occupancy at 98.3%, HT reported.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A resident doctor treating patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), looks at a patient's x-ray scan, at Holy Family Hospital in New Delhi, on May 1. Of the total 23,345 hospital beds in Delhi, 4,682 were vacant as on May 12 evening, putting the occupancy rate at 79.9%. Of the 5,911 ICU beds, 98 were vacant, putting the occupancy at 98.3%, HT reported.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Health workers at the 500 ICU bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Ramlila Maidan opposite GTB hospital in New Delhi, on May 11. In comparison, on the evening of April 16, only 443 of the 3,989 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients were vacant, putting the vacancy at 87.9%, HT reported.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

Health workers at the 500 ICU bed Covid-19 Care Centre at Ramlila Maidan opposite GTB hospital in New Delhi, on May 11. In comparison, on the evening of April 16, only 443 of the 3,989 ICU beds for Covid-19 patients were vacant, putting the vacancy at 87.9%, HT reported.(Kamal Kishore / PTI)

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People being tested for Covid-19 during a random testing drive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi, on May 10. Delhi reported 13,287 new Covid-19 cases on May 12.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

People being tested for Covid-19 during a random testing drive at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi, on May 10. Delhi reported 13,287 new Covid-19 cases on May 12.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A digital display board notifies occupancy of beds at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, in New Delhi, India, on May 10. “The rush of patients in need of admissions has reduced over the past two or three days. Earlier, we were getting 150 to 170 patients each day; that has gone down to about 80 to 100 daily,” a doctor from the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak hospital told HT on condition of anonymity.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A digital display board notifies occupancy of beds at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, in New Delhi, India, on May 10. “The rush of patients in need of admissions has reduced over the past two or three days. Earlier, we were getting 150 to 170 patients each day; that has gone down to about 80 to 100 daily,” a doctor from the Delhi government-run Lok Nayak hospital told HT on condition of anonymity.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Employees refilling cylinders with medical oxygen at an oxygen plant in Mayapuri industrial area, New Delhi, on May 12. This also means that the oxygen requirement of hospitals has also reduced. “Not only has the supply of oxygen been streamlined, the requirement itself has gone down,” a doctor from Burari hospital told HT.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

Employees refilling cylinders with medical oxygen at an oxygen plant in Mayapuri industrial area, New Delhi, on May 12. This also means that the oxygen requirement of hospitals has also reduced. “Not only has the supply of oxygen been streamlined, the requirement itself has gone down,” a doctor from Burari hospital told HT.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Photo)

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