New Delhi: The Yamuna Sports Complex started functioning as a COVID centre on Wednesday amid the rising coronavirus infections and shortage of beds in Delhi.
The centre has a total bed capacity of 680 beds, which includes 200 beds with an oxygen supply. Bed capacity can be increased up to 800 beds. It will be monitored by Seemapuri Subdivisional Magistrate Shailendra Kumar Singh, according to a statement.
“The Yamuna Sports Complex at Delhi is now converted to Covid emergency ward and will be functioning from noon onwards as on 21/04/21. Patients with Covid emergency can be admitted here," the release from the centre said.
AK Sinha (Section Officer) is the nodal officer of the complex and Dr Prakriti is from an NGO providing medical assistance (nurse and medical staff).
On April 14, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced his government's decision of attaching banquet halls, schools and sports complexes to hospitals to increase the number of beds and On April 18, he paid his visits to Yamuna Sports Complex that has been converted into Covid centre.
Visited Commonwealth Games Village, Yamuna sports complex and Govt. school at Rouse Avenue. 1500 oxygen beds will become functional between tomorrow and day after in these three places.@AamAadmiParty @ravindramani9 @drxazharkhan11 pic.twitter.com/DsuqhW1yPc— AAP Kasganj (@AAP4Kasganj) April 18, 2021
Even last year, the Yamuna sports complex turned into a shelter for migrant’s worker nearly 300 workers were given shelter.
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