The Chitwan-based BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital has started the operation of a 140-bed Covid-19 ward.

The ward is equipped with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds and ventilators.

The Hospital expanded its 20-bed Covid-19 ward to a 140-bed capacity given the increasing number of Covid-19 patients in the district, informed Dr Dej Kumar Gautam, Executive Director of the hospital.

Currently, 24 Covid-19 patients are being treated in the Covid-19 ward that has two ventilators and eight monitors, informed Dr Gautam.

He shared that there will be more ventilators and ICU rooms in the Hospital with its own oxygen plant.