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Shortages of bed for Covid-19 patients at Osmanabad district hospital after Covid-19 cases surges

After the surge in Covid-19, hospitals in Maharashtra has been facing immense problem due to shortage of bed. Osmanabad district of Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit districts due to the shortage of beds to accommodate Covid-19 patients.

The Osmanabad district hospital appears to have run out of beds in the mobile clips recorded by witnesses and so patients are made to sit on chairs as a handful of nurses and doctors do their best to help as many patients as possible.

Osmanabad, in the Southeastern corner of the vast state, reported 681 new cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours. On Sunday, Maharashtra recorded over 63,000 Covid-19 infection cases.

With more than 4,300 active cases, Osmanabad was among the districts which have been flagged on Sunday for issues with its medical-oxygen supply along with Pune, Palghar, and Bhandara by teams of experts sent by the central government to audit some of the worst-hit states.

The state which alone accounts for 48.57 percent of the total active caseload of the country was also found to have “sub-optimal” containment operations in several districts. The testing capacity in several districts in the state is overwhelmed, resulting in a delay in reporting test results.

Worst-hit among all states in the country, Maharashtra is under a weekend lockdown till 7 am Monday and has announced curbs like a night curfew through the week.

Maharashtra and nine other states of Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have shown a steep rise in the daily new COVID-19 cases lately and account for 80.92 per cent of the new infections reported in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

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