PMC setup Pune’s biggest COVID centre in Viman Nagar

Nikhil Borkar

Pune: With a strong commitment to fight a battle against the novel coronavirus, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started a 2800 beds facility at the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) building in Viman Nagar, for the treatment of Coronavirus Disease.

With separate accommodation arrangements for patients and doctors as well, it will be first major COVID Care Centre in eastern Pune, stated official.

While speaking to NPnews24, PMC, Additional Commissioner Rubal Agarwal said, “In a total four-storey building there are total 700 flats and in each flat-four beds have been arranged.

We are also providing ventilators, oxygen and other facilities. The patients will be categorised according to mild and severe symptoms. Food will be provided by Jain Sanghatana and ISKCON.”

Agarwal further added, “This will be first Public-Private Partnership model where active participation needed even from NGOs in the fight against the novel disease.”

The hospital and facility arrangements were inspected on Friday by Pune Deputy Mayor Saraswati Shendge, Leader of the House Dheeraj Ghate, former Standing Committee chairman Yogesh Mulik, anti-encroachment department head Madhav Jagtap, corporators Rahul Bhandare, Arjun Jagtap, Mahesh Galande, and Assistant Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Bankar and other officials.

Although we tried to connect with PMC Mayor Murlidhar Mohol his phone not connected.


Meanwhile, he tweeted and confirmed about such beds facility started by PMC at SRA in Viman Nagar.

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