New Delhi: In a first, one of Delhi’s prominent private schools, Mount Carmel School in Sector 22, Dwarka, is set to function as a covid care centre with 100 oxygen beds for patients requiring oxygen support.
Out of the total beds, 50 will be set up in the school’s auditorium, and these will accommodate the most serious cases. A constant supervision of the doctors will be ensured to these patients. The others will be accommodated in classrooms, each of which will house four beds.
The dean of Mount Carmel Schools, Dwarka, Michael Williams converted his school into a Covid care facility and named it after his father VK Williams who lost his battle against Covid-19 last week.
Williams is now working on getting more schools run privately onboard. The facility, with 100 oxygen beds, trained staff is admitting patients showing mild symptoms to help them attain 92-level oxygen, “Which is the requirement in almost 70 per cent of Covid patients,” said Williams.
Manish Sisodia, Deputy CM of Delhi tweeted: “Mount Carmel School, Dwarka has converted its auditorium into a makeshift 40-bed hospital having medical staff, oxygen concentrators, and other medical facilities. A very kind gesture by the private school when it lost its chairman to Covid just two weeks back. (sic)”
The decision to convert the school campus into a Covid care facility was taken during a monthly church meeting. About 100-150 people from different churches who meet every month to pray had last month come under the unofficial banner Delhi Movement deliberated on doing more than providing food for Covid care.
“Now depending on the data they gather in a week, the Delhi Movement members will encourage other minority-run private schools to come on board and open up as covid care facilities,” said Williams.