Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in which the etiologic agent is the SARS-CoV-2 virus, belonging to the b-coronavirus family, has been classified as a pandemic since March 11, 2020, by the World Health Organization (WHO). This new pathology causes severe respiratory problems, leading the infected person, often, to need support in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
2020 June-December: Given the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, clinicians and policy makers urgently reviewed and advocated for rapid support of ICU/Covid Beds in these circumstances. The purpose of this rapid guideline is to provide recommendations on the organizational management of intensive care units caring for patients with COVID-19 including: planning a crisis surge response; crisis surge response strategies; triage, supporting families, and staff.
Due to the high virulence and infectivity, the disease in question soon made victims in figures so high that the number of ICU beds was depleting and causing chaos both in the scientific team and in the public and Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust synergizing the Government Supreme efforts complemented with support of 2000 COVID Beds Across Karnataka state and setting up of ICU units in KIMS-Hubli, Rangadore Bangalore And Chinamaya Mission, Bangalore.
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore
Minto Hospital, Bangalore
- ICU Unit setup :
- Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli
- Chinmaya Mission Hospital, Bangalore
- Ranga Dore Mission Hospital, Bangalore
- Vasawani Charity Hospital, Pune
- Lokamanya Tilak Hospital, Pune
- Covid Beds across state of Karnataka :