MMC&RI Hospitals get COVID-ready

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC&RI) that functioned like Mysuru’s backbone during the first and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is all set to face the third wave and simultaneously, the Omicron threat.

As the fear of a third wave lingers around with a sharp daily spike in cases, the healthcare infrastructure at the Institute is being prepped up to handle thousands of patients. This time too, the MMC&RI and the Hospitals attached to it have been asked to deal with any shortages and ramp up the facilities, including procurement of essential drugs for treatment.

The MMC&RI has been tasked with ramping up infrastructure at K.R. Hospital, Trauma Care Centre, District Hospital, Princess Krishnajammanni Super Speciality Hospital, PKTB Hospital and also at Seth Mohandas Tulsidas Maternity Hospital.

Along with the infrastructure, six teams of doctors with each team having 45 to 50 doctors and para-medical staff have been formed to treat patients in batches.