Apollo Hospitals upgrades capacity of Chittoor district hospital to 850 beds:Sangita Reddy

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New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals has upgraded the capacity of Chittoor district hospital to 850 beds as part of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Apollo Hospitals Group Joint MD Sangita Reddy said on Thursday.

'In our collective efforts to combat #COVID19 happy to share that @Apollohospital has upgraded its #Chittoor Dist Hospital capacity from 380 to 850 beds. Also, a FREE Covid Isolation centre has been set up in Thavanampalle Mandal 4 people who do not have access to home isolation,' Reddy said in a post on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

In another tweet, she said, 'Since April 2021, more than 1,680 Covid patients have been treated & 3,794 patients have been Triaged. My compliments to #AndhraPradesh @AndhraPradeshCM @ysjagan for the states integrated fight against Covid'.

Earlier on Monday, Reddy had said that the government should move quickly to ramp up the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country by enhancing domestic production as well as increasing procurement from abroad.

'The challenge of India#vaccinationstrategy is not admin as much as supply. I urge R #govt to move quickly on ramping up domestic prod, enhance intl procure, seek Intl aid in the form of vaccine & establish a dist network of all Pub & Pvt hospitals 2 accelerate the pace of inoculation,' Reddy had said on Twitter. PTI AKT BAL BAL