In the event of an unexpected rise, Coimbatore ESI Hospital would handle Covid-19 patients.

ESI Hospital near Singanallur can handle the Covid-19 caseload by treating new patients . Dr Sameeran said almost 99% of patients who developed a viral infection in Coimbatore were in home isolation .

COIMBATORE: If there is an increase in new cases, the ESI Hospital near Singanallur can handle the Covid-19 caseload by treating new patients, according to Coimbatore district collector Dr G S Sameeran.According to Sameeran, almost 99% of patients who developed a viral infection in Coimbatore were in home isolation as their health status was stable.We did not immediately refer the new patients to health facilities because most of them wanted to be treated in home isolation.In the last few weeks, no major shifts have been recorded.

If the facility is required, the entire caseload will be handled by ESI Hospital this time, rather than establishing a separate treatment center at Codissia trade fair complex, said he.The collector said the number could be expanded anytime, adding that there are 750 beds in ESI Hospital already open to treat new patients.As classes begin, he said the district administration has no intention to resurrect the Covid care centers in schools and colleges.When asked about the Covid-19 pattern in the Coimbatore district, he said the patients who received positive news recently had a sore throat and a mild fever for three days.

He encouraged patients to get vaccinated to keep themselves from contracting the disease.