New Delhi: As the situation continues to exacerbate in terms of increasing coronavirus cases in the national capital, a 10,000 bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre has been in offing for infected residents of Delhi. The centre would be made functional in the next 2-3 days.
In the past, the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had admitted that the deaths have happened due to shortage of beds in the national capital. Now, the problem would be addressed with the world’s largest COVID-19 care centre.
The centre will be equipped to treat mild and asymptomatic patients. The centre will also have the facility to provide oxygen support therapy on a section of beds. It was reported earlier that patients have been witnessing sudden drop in the oxygen saturation and many have died as well.
As per reports, 875 doctors will be available at the centre to take care of the ailing patients. Second medical staff will also be stationed at the centre to assist the doctors.
The centre is located at the Radha Saomi Satsang Beas campus at Chhatarpur. It will be operated by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel.
Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had visited the centre to take stock of the preparedness on Saturday. Shah wrote on Twitter, “I applaud our courageous ITBP personnel, who would be operating this COVID Care facility during these trying times. Their commitment to serve the nation and people of Delhi is unparalleled.”