It was closed in February this yr owing to a dispute between hospital administration and Wakf Board
A marketing campaign has been launched by residents of Kesare in Narasimharaja Assembly constituency in Mysuru to reopen the Bibi Ayesha Hospital. which was closed in February this yr owing to a dispute between the hospital administration and the Wakf Board.
The 75-mattress hospital, which had served as a complete Covid Care Centre through the first wave of the pandemic las yr, has remained closed for about two months now, however the infrastructure together with beds and different gear has remained intact.
MCC corporator Samiulla, who led an indication in entrance of the hospital located on the Mysuru-Bengaluru freeway, informed a gathering convened by Minister accountable for Mysuru district S.T. Somashekar on Thursday that the authorities ought to reopen the hospital if the variety of COVID-19 deaths among the many folks of the adjoining localities is to be decreased.
The variety of sufferers going through breathlessness and requiring fast hospitalisation is rising with every passing day whereas the possibilities of securing beds in present hospitals have gotten much more distant.
“The hospital had helped save a number of lives within the first wave of pandemic final yr”, he mentioned whereas making an enchantment to Narasimharaja Assembly constituency MLA Tanveer Sait, who was additionally current within the assembly, to facilitate the reopening of the hospital.
Mr. Samiulla mentioned the authorities, who’re being stretched to begin new Covid Care Centres, needn’t make a lot efforts at Bibi Ayesha Hospital. “There are beds, oxygen system, ventilators, ambulance and so on. We can use the prepared infrastructure”, he mentioned.
Mr. Samiulla’s brother Azeezulla, who was participated within the demonstration, mentioned all efforts might be made to persuade president of Bibi Ayesha Milli Hospital Iqbal Ahmed to restart operations. Hidayathulla Sharief, the custodian of the Wakf property, who had a dispute with the hospital administration, additionally participated within the demonstration and mentioned he had written to the Wakf Board to permit the hospital to renew operations.
The demonstration, nonetheless, was known as off after the police reached the venue and requested them to disperse as gathering of a crowd for a protest violated COVID-19 rules.
Meanwhile, Zaheer Ul Haq, who handles the Quba Helpline, mentioned it was a merciless irony for the residents of the realm that the healthcare amenities for them had shrunk at a time after they wanted them essentially the most. He mentioned the variety of COVID-19 sufferers requiring medical consideration had elevated a number of folds within the ensuing second wave, however the healthcare amenities had decreased, significantly in Narasimharaja section, which is populated by poor sections of the society.
During the primary wave of COVID-19 final yr, Mr. Zaheer Ul Haq recalled that the federal government authorities had arrange two amenities at Farooqia College on Mahadevapura Main Road and Andalus English School in Udayagiri, every of which had a capability to deal with about 35 to 40 sick individuals, in addition to the Bibi Ayesha Milli Hospital in Bannimantap.
Though Mr. Somashekar had not too long ago opened a Covid Care Centre at Beedi Workers Hospital, the ability has solely 16 oxygenated beds. Government officers mentioned efforts are underway to extend its capability to a 150-mattress facility with no less than 50 oxygenated beds.