Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals to get 16 neo-natal ventilators

The ventilators will be provided to KEM, Sion, Nair and Cooper Hospital and this service will be provided to common people at affordable rates

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals to get 16 neo-natal ventilators

Every day, thousands of people throng to Mumbai’s civic-run hospitals for the treatment. A number of pre-mature babies required a ventilator to help them breathe. There is a huge gap between the demand and the supply. So, in order to provide better healthcare service to Mumbaikars, the BMC has decided to purchase 16 neo-natal ventilators.

In the past due to a scarcity of neo-natal ventilators, a number of times, relatives of a patient have had to run from one hospital to another to find such a ventilator.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Director of all major hospitals said, “All civic-run hospitals in Mumbai, have a neo-natal ventilator facility. But, the numbers are inadequate compared to the rising demand. We have raised the demand to purchase 49 ventilators. Soon, the ventilators will be purchased and distributed to the civic-hospitals.”

Dr Jayashree Mondkar, Dean of Sion Hospital said, “There are time when pregnant woman is in a serious condition, when she has delivered a child. So, right after delivery, we have to keep the newborn infant in the ventilator to stabilise its breathing. Right now, we have nine neo-natal ventilators with us. In addition to this, we will be getting six more.”