In an endeavour to scale up healthcare infrastructure amidst covid-19 in the national capital, Chief Minister has inaugurated yet another hospital in Ambedkar Nagar. Out of the 600-bed in the hospital, 200 are exclusively for corona patients. The bed capacity and ICUs would be enhanced in the coming days.
As per a report, the plan to build hospital, which has been built on a budget of around Rs 125 crore, was approved in 2013. Speaking on this occasion, Kejriwal said, “There was no big hospital in this area and nearby constituencies. The idea of constructing this facility was conceived in 2013. I’m happy that it has now been inaugurated. The 200 beds will be of great help in treating Covid patients.”
“The Covid situation in Delhi is under control to a great extent. The parameters are good, the recovery rate is improving and the positivity ratio and death rate are decreasing. There are fewer patients who require hospitalisation,” he further said.
The CM was joined by Health Minister Satyendar Jain and AAP’s Ambedkar Nagar MLA Ajay Dutt at the inauguration ceremony held on Sunday. He also inspected the hospital’s flu clinic, visited a ward and spoke to doctors.
The Delhi government is taking series of measures to tackle the pandemic. In July, it had inaugurated a 700-bed hospital in Northwest Delhi’s Burari, which has 450 beds dedicated for Covid patients.