In Chhattisgarh’s Raipur, hospitals are running out of beds as Covid cases surge

As Chhattisgarh sees surge in Covid cases, state's capital Raipur has been the highest contributor with over 24,000 active cases and 1,492 deaths so far.

A view of ICU ward at Ramakrishna hospital, Raipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A view of ICU ward at Ramakrishna hospital, Raipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Raipur: As Covid cases rise across the country, Chhattisgarh too is seeing a surge in infections. According to health ministry data, the state has so far recorded over five lakh cases and more than 5,500 deaths.

Of this, Raipur has been the highest contributor with over 24,000 active cases and 1,492 deaths so far.

ThePrint visited several private and government hospitals in the state’s capital Raipur, and found that most of them are running out of beds as cases surge.

Nurses giving oxygen pump to coronavirus COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A Covid patient in the ICU at Ramakrishna Hospital in Raipur| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A patient under treatment at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A patient under treatment at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Nurses checking the reports of COVID-19 patients at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Nurses check reports of Covid patients at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A patient in an ambulance just outside the Durg Civil Hospital in Chhattisgarh | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A patient outside Durg Civil Hospital in Chhattisgarh | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Patients in Emergency ward at Durg Civil Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Patients in emergency ward at Durg Civil Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Ramakrishna hospital, Raipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A team of paramedics, nurses and doctors at Ramakrishna Hospital, Raipur | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
People standing in a queue for RTPCR test at Durg Civil Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
People wait in a queue for RT-PCR test at Durg Civil Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint