Indian Naval Hospital Patanjali, at Karwar in Karnataka, has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, by treating the patients from the Uttara Kannada district.
According to a press release, on a request from the Karwar District Administration upon announcement of nation-wide lockdown on 25 Mar 20, INHS Patanjali was prepared in every aspect and that too within 24 hours. Patanjali receive the first group of COVID-19 positive patients on 28 March. A team of three doctors, nine medical staff alongwith and nine support staff has ensured proper and 24 x7 care to the nine COVID-19 positive patients admitted thus far.
“Out of the 9 patients admitted at the hospital, 8 have been cured and discharged so far,” said a release. With the discharge of these eight patients over last few days, the hospital is now attending to a lone patient admitted on 16 Apr who is also responding favourably to the treatment. Not only this , In view of this additional responsibility, INS Patanjali has made alternate arrangements for routine medical attention to the large population of service personnel and families dependent on the hospital.