Imphal: In view of the rapid demand for hospital beds, especially for COVID-19 patients, in Manipur amid a spike in cases, Imphal’s Raj Medicity has upgraded its dedicated COVID-19 ward into a 100-bed facility.

Of the 100 beds, 25 have been kept for ICU patients and five reserved for frontline workers. Their treatment will be provided free of cost, said an official of the hospital.

Earlier, in the first wave of COVID-19, the hospital in Imphal had opened its COVID-19 ward with 42 beds.

Haobijam Rajen Singh, chairman and managing director, Raj Medicity, expressed his gratitude to the state government for the support rendered to the hospital. “I urge the general public to approach the hospital as early as possible when their SpO2 levels go below 94% (room air) and if they have a complaint of shortness of breath,” said Singh.

Also read: COVID-19: 15 deaths, 579 new cases reported in Manipur

He also appealed all those who are eligible for vaccination to get vaccinated at the earliest and maintain COVID-19 SOP.

He further appealed the people of the state to join hands and make India a COVID-free nation.

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