Since Covid-19 is back-seated for quite a time, mosquito-prone diseases are on a rampant rise in Gujarat, especially in cities including Vadodara and Ahmedabad. Dengue and chickenpox viral infections are constantly increasing leading to the unavailability of beds in hospitals. One such instance was recently noted in Vadodara’s Sayaji hospital.
On the sixth floor of the hospital, patients are struggling to get a bed and are forced to lie on the ground. Presently, more than 200 patients with seasonal diseases including dengue and chickenpox are being treated at the hospital. Despite the increasing number of patients amid the pandemic, the hospital administration failed to manage this rush.
The hospital is full with an increasing number of patients suffering from viral infections as well as dengue and chickenpox fever. The daily OPD has almost doubled. Of the total 285 beds on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the trauma center, 62 beds are vacant but 37 patients are being treated without bed. Patients who are not used to it are suffering.
The hospital is now battling waterborne and mosquito-borne epidemics from the rising tide of seasonal diseases for several days with the decline in corona cases. Long queues of patients were seen in the OPD the medicine department in the OPD also had a similar condition where 35 dengue and 12 chikungunya patients are currently under treatment.
While more than 150 patients with seasonal diseases including fever are being treated. Although 62 beds out of a total of 285 beds on the fourth, fifth, and sixth floors of the trauma center are vacant, 37 patients are being treated without beds.
On the other hand, the beds in the unit were found empty except for the admitted patients. On asking the doctor about this, he said that the ward is being considered as a part of the internal system. On one hand, sick patients are getting treatment without beds on the fourth floor of the same department near Unit C, 13 beds were gathering dust.