Shah, Kejriwal to visit Sardar Patel Covid Centre

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas at Chattarpur in south Delhi around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The Covid-19 centre is being developed under the Union Home Ministry’s supervision to meet the beds shortage amid rise in number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi.

Of the 77,204 cases reported in the national capital, 27,657 are active cases and 2,492 people have died.

Around 2,000 beds are also being made operational at the Sardar Patel Covid-19 care centre. The operation of this centre, including availability of adequate medical personnel, has been entrusted to the central armed police forces, led by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

While the Delhi government has been providing all administrative support, the Radha Soami Beas, the campus, housing and other infrastructure as well as food. The centre’s bed capacity may rise to 10,200. It will be the largest Covid-19 care facility in India.

More than 1,000 doctors, nurses and paramedic staff of the ITBP and other paramilitary forces have been deployed at the facility. An additional 1,000 paramedical, assistant and security staff have also been posted there.

The centre will have two segments – Covid care centre, where asymptomatic cases will be treated, and the dedicated Covid health care.

The Covid care centre will account for 90 per cent of beds, the dedicated Covid health care, the rest 10 per cent of beds. More than 75 ambulances will be deployed at the centre.

–IANS

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