10,000 bed capacity

In an endeavour to ramp up healthcare infrastructure especially number of beds for corona patients, the Delhi Government has planned to set up world’s largest Covid-19 care facility in the national capital. The move holds significance amidst daily spurt in corona cases in the city.

As per the plan, South Delhi’s Radha Soami Spiritual Centre will be converted into a care facility. It will be as large as over 22 football fields– over 200 halls and 10,000 beds.

Reports say that the centre will have treatment facility for corona patients as well as accommodation for doctors.

“The complex will be fully ready by June 30 for the treatment of the patients. It is being constructed with tents. It will have adequate lighting and fans. Coolers will also be installed in each hall,” Officials associated with the Satsang Vyas were quoted as saying.

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At least 400 doctors will be working here in two shifts, backed by double the number of paramedics in the facility which is being established as per the Centre guidelines on COVID. It will function like 20 mini hospitals with 500 beds, each.

Earlier, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal visited the Radha Soami Satsang centre on Sunday where he was apprised the technical information about the facilities.

Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government is planning to add on maximum number of beds to tackle unprecedented number of COVID cases. Reportedly, 4,000 beds have been arranged in 40 small and big hotels of Delhi. The Centre has also provided 500 Railway coaches with 8,000 bed capacity to the government.

With 2,414 new cases, Delhi on Wednesday registered a new high in the number of novel coronavirus cases, taking the total tally beyond 47,000.

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