With 2 lakh ICU beds, govt readies for post-festive Covid-19 surge

Over two lakh ICU beds, with 50% of them assisted with ventilators, are being earmarked for Covid-19 patients as the government gears up for a likely spike in infections in the wake of festival season, officials said. Around 40,000 additional beds with ventilators in ICUs are being added as part of the large-scale augmentation of Covid-health infrastructure across the country.