Portable ventilators received from PM Cares Fund to Sushila Tiwari Hospital got damaged

The portable ventilators received from PM Cares Fund to Sushila Tiwari Hospital (STH), operated under the Government Medical College in Uttarakhand, got damaged within a few days.

Portable ventilators received from PM Cares Fund to Sushila Tiwari Hospital got damaged

The portable ventilators received from PM Cares Fund to Sushila Tiwari Hospital (STH), operated under the Government Medical College in Uttarakhand, got damaged within a few days. The Medical College Management has got 28 ventilators of one company, repaired, while 17 ventilators of another company are waiting for technicians and engineers.

In September last year, STH had received 45 portable ventilators from the PM Cares Fund. A few days later, 17 more ventilators were given. These ventilators were installed a little later. Portable ventilators were installed in different wards while some were not required to be used.

Last week, 28 portable ventilators, which came from the PM Care Fund, were repaired after the cases of Covid decreased. 17 are yet to be repaired. They belong to a different company, so the technician and engineer have been informed.

Bageshwar district is also facing a problem in the installation of two ventilators received from PM Care Fund. CMO Dr. BD Joshi has called the technician and engineer.


Two RTPCR machines are not being used


The Government Medical College has received two RTPCR machines from the Azim Premji Foundation. These machines have not yet been put into use. In April and May, people had to wait for seven to ten days for their RTPCR reports. If the medical college started using the machines received from the foundation on time, people would have got the report soon. There could have been more tests as well.

There was some technical problem with the portable ventilators that came from the PM Care Fund. About 27-28 ventilators have been repaired by calling technicians and engineers from the company. The rest will be fixed soon. The technician and engineer of another company have been informed. Portable ventilators are currently under warranty. Sometimes, even after using it, some technical problem arises. Two RTPCR machines received from Azim Prem Ji Foundation are yet to be put into use. The process of installing them is going on said Dr. CP Bhaisoda Principal Government Medical College.

Ventilators are not being used in Almora as of now. Other districts are using ventilators as per their requirement. In Pithoragarh also not many ventilators are being used. If there is any technical problem with the ventilators, then the CMO can fix it by calling the company's technician and engineer from his level said Dr. Shailja Bhatt Health Director Kumaon.