Hyderabad: The Telangana Institute of Medical Science (TIMS), which has the capacity to house 1,224 patients, will be made operational to treat COVID-19 patients by 29 June, state health minister Etela Rajender said on 24 June.
The state-of-the-art hospital located within the campus of Gachibowli Stadium has 1,000 beds with oxygen facility and 50 with ventilators. “The infrastructure at TIMS is on par with corporate hospitals. At present, the out-patient wards are functional and in four-five days the in-patient facility will be open to the public. The treatment here will be comparatively better than that at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, the minister informed.
He further added, "In case of emergency the isolation persons can be easily shifted to hospital for treatment, whereas previously it was difficult because of barricading the area and causing delay in shifting the person to the hospital. On June 23rd, about 17 home isolation persons were shifted to the hospital in time for treatment on emergency basis. An emergency number is given to the home isolation persons to call in case of emergency"