North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s 100-bed isolation facility at Balak Ram Hospital in Timarpur will be inaugurated on Thursday.
It is a part of several measures undertaken by the Delhi government to ramp up healthcare infrastructure especially number of beds and makeshift arrangements for covid-19 patients.
The facility will be empanelled with Hindu Rao Hospital and suspected or asymptomatic Covid-19 cases will be transferred here.
“The civic agency is making last-minute arrangements for the isolation ward to be set up in a portion of the hospital. The facility will be inaugurated by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan,” north Delhi mayor Jai Prakash was quoted saying by a TOI report.
I had visited the site last week and found the work in progress. We will finally visit the site with senior officials on Tuesday to check if everything is in place,” added the mayor. “Supply of water and electricity has been arranged at the second floor where 100 beds are placed in three big halls. Oxygen cylinders have also been arranged and regular cleaning of the premises is being done. We may even install a lift for senior citizens. Wheelchairs have already been made available for the convenience of disabled people,” said Jai Prakash.
Various teams of doctors and nurses of Balak Ram Hospital would look after patients at the facility. Its medical superintendent will be the overall in-charge. The administration will coordinate with Hindu Rao Hospital staff in case of any emergency, said a civic official.
Recently a 50-bed isolation ward for Covid-19 patients was also inaugurated by the north corporation at Saraswati Vihar primary school in Rohini.