Ferguson College boys’ hostel converted into a quarantine facility

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health authority has decided to convert on Fergusson College’s boy’s hostel into a 300-bed isolation facility to increase its quarantine capacity for accommodating the rising number of Covid-19 patients in the city.


Picture credit:- Nikhil Ghorpade

The decision to convert hostels into quarantine facilities was taken earlier this week. As per the civic administration’s plan, 300 patients will be kept at the hostel; three wings of the hostel will be used for positive patients. Also, one wing of the hostel will be reserved for the doctors and staff.

Picture credit:- Nikhil Ghorpade

Many basic requirements are already completed. Beds and other things will have to be set up in the centers. The facility will be available by next week, said an official from PMC.

Meanwhile, PMC is in talks with NGOs and Ganesh Mandals for building infrastructure at the center.

The civic body will also consider a proposal that will allow hotels near hospitals to house people who are asymptomatic, Patients will have to pay the room charges at these hotels, which have also been allowed to provide medical facilities along with doctors.

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