New Delhi: Delhi government-run Indira Gandhi Hospital has started functioning from Tuesday in Dwarka. The hospital will initially have a capacity of 250 beds which will be scaled up later, the government said.
The national capital, which is witnessing a surge in COVID cases, currently has 22,289 hospital beds and only 2,451 are vacant.
The division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli directed the government to file an affidavit disclosing the number of oxygenated and non-oxygenated beds, and ICU beds, if any.
The court also pulled up the Delhi government for making an inaccurate statement on Monday that the hospital is already operational. “It’s not fair for the Delhi government to get into such things. Saturday papers said it has become operational and now we are on Tuesday afternoon, it is still not working,” it told the Delhi government.
Amit Kumar, secretary of Saral CGHS said, “Let's hope this is a great thing for people who have been suffering to get bed in hospital, great initiative by the officials.”