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ICU & ventilator usage: how does Mumbai fare?

Jun 02, 2020 15:17 IST

99% ICUs and 72% of ventilators meant for COVID19 patients are in use in Mumbai says data from the BMC. Are cases in India's financial capital more severe than elsewhere in the country? What's the average time a COVID19 patient spends on the ventilator and ICU? Are patients in the megacity taking longer to recover? And is Mumbai's mortality rate from Coronavirus climbing or declining? Dr. Farah Ingale Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine at Hiranandani and Fortis Hospitals and Dr. Bharat G Jagiasi, Head, Critical Care- Reliance Hospital, Navi Mumbai give the lowdown in this interview with Govindraj Ethiraj.