India’s largest Covid-19 treatment facility opens in Delhi
The facility has a Covid Care Centre (CCC) for asymptomatic positive cases and a Dedicated Covid Healthcare Centre (DCHC)
With 2,000 beds being made operational on Saturday, India’s largest facility for Covid-19 patients is ready. The facility, Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre located in Delhi, has 10,000 beds.
The facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Chhatarpur, is being developed by the Central government in a bid to bolster the Covid-19 containment measures in Delhi, said a report in The Sunday Guardian.
Spread over a 300-acre sprawling campus, the facility will have two segments – a Covid Care Centre (CCC) where asymptomatic positive cases will be treated and a Dedicated Covid Healthcare Centre (DCHC).
The entire operation of this Centre, including ensuring availability of requisite numbers of medical personnel, has been entrusted to the Central Armed Police Forces, with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) taking the lead in this process, the report said.
Delhi, which is now the worst-affected city in the country, has over 73,000 infections and more than 2,400 deaths.
Additionally, a 1,000-bedded new greenfield hospital constructed by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and manned by doctors and paramedical staff from the Army would start functioning next week from an area near Dhaula Kuan. This new field hospital would have a referral relationship with AIIMS. The hospital would be equipped with oxygen, ventilators as well as an ICU.
The Government of India has centrally procured and distributed 11.11 lakh N95 masks, 6.81 lakh PPE kits, 44.80 lakhs HCQ tablets in Delhi. Moreover, 425 ventilators have already been delivered to various hospitals of the national capital.
Delhi has 34 dedicated Covid hospitals, 4 dedicated Covid health centres, and 24 dedicated Covid centers to treat Covid-19 patients according to their severity.