Today News Online Service
Patiala, April 20
Sixteen people died of Covid at Government Rajindra Hospital here over the past 24 hours.
As many as 175 people have died of Covid at this hospital in April.
The hospital is one of the biggest isolation centres in Punjab and patients from far-off places come here. As many as 113 people had died of Covid at the hospital last month.
Owing to the rising Covid deaths, the hospital mortuary reportedly has a shortage of space. Consequently, work to accommodate more dead bodies is under way.
The hospital authorities claimed that majority of the patients had been admitted at a critical stage. “Majority of the Covid patients when admitted have oxygen saturation below the critical level of 90 per cent. They die within 72 hours of hospitalisation.”
Dr DS Bhullar, in-charge, mortuary, said, “This is the highest death count in a day this year. People should immediately report to the nearest hospital on the onset of Covid symptoms.”