Minister of Parliament affairs, Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi urged Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to convert all its Armed Force Hospitals in Karnataka to Covid Care centres.
In a request letter he mentioned that – Daily more than 35,000 new cases are reported and the state capital Bengaluru alone is reporting more than 20,000 cases daily and active cases are more than 2.2 lakh. The situation in other districts is of great concern. The positivity rate in the state is almost 22 % and almost all the hospitals in the states are overwhelmed with patients.
“The situation is unprecedented which is further aggravated due to non availability of ICU facilities in almost all Govt and private Hospitals. The state Govt is doing its best to make available the timely Medical care to the increasing number of patients”
“In this situation, I request you to convert all Armed forces Hospitals in Karnataka including command Hospital in Bengaluru, Military Hospital in Belagavi, INHS Hospital in Karwar (Field Hospitals) into covid care centres so that the shortage of immediate medical care to the extent possible can be tackled. I also urge your good self to kindly take early steps for starting new makeshift Hospitals from defence forces in Karnataka to meet the needs of the emergent situation”.