New 50 bed “COVID-19 Hospital” started by Mumbai Port Trust
Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) Hospital has started a new 50 bed arrangement for treatment of COVID-19 patients. This newly started facility, called COVID-19 Hospital, has been kept separate from the Non-COVID-19 hospital.
Two separate isolation wards have also been started- onefor COVID-19 (suspect) isolation ward with it’s own ICU and another for COVID-19 (positive) isolation ward with its separate ICU. As part of arrangements to deal with COVID-19, screening is done at the new gate and each hospital has it’s own entrance, it’s own reception, it’s own casualty, ICU, wards etc. Also, PPE suits have been made compulsory in COVID-19 hospitals of MbPT and Special SOPs defined for separation of patients.
MbPT has also started quarantine wards at three locations namely, Dhanvantari Building in MbPT Hospital, Nadkarni Park Welfare Centre, Wadala, and CMC Building inside Indira Docks for keeping the suspected persons. MbPT has also tied up with Sailors’ Home, Wadi Bunder (500 beds) for use as quarantine facility. They have also established tie up between Municipal Corporation and a Cruise Vessel having accommodation for 2000 persons on board to serve as floating quarantine facility. Further, vacant flats in the residential quarters in the vicinity of Port Trust Hospital readied for accommodating the isolation cases/staff on emergency duty.