Delhi to get 1,000-bed army-manned field hospital next week

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) A 1,000-bed hospital, built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manned by army doctors and paramedical staff, will start functioning here next week.The hospital will be located near Dhaula Kuan, south-west part of the city, according to Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.The new field hospital would have a referral relationship with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and would be equipped with oxygen supplying machine, ventilators as well as an intensive care unit, it said.To bolster the coronavirus containment measures, the Ministry said a 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre was also being developed at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur under the Centre’s supervision.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).Delhi has 34 dedicated Covid hospitals, four dedicated Covid health centres, 24 dedicated Covid centres to treat coronavirus cases according to their severity.In Delhi, 62 facilities are engaged in treating Covid-19. The number of these facilities was being increased on a daily basis, the Ministry said.–IANSrak/pcj

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