20,000 beds including 250 ICU beds for COVID patients to be added in the National Capital

    24-Jun-2020   
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said 20,000 beds, including 250 in ICUs, will be ready for COVID-19 patients in Delhi by the next week.
 
Amit Shah said of the 20,000 beds for the infected people, 10,000-bed care centre will be operationalised by June 26.
 
A 1,000-bed full-fledged hospital with 250 ICU beds at Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in Chhattarpur is being developed and the facility, to be manned by armed forces personnel, will be ready in the next 10 days, he said.
 

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Home Minister Amit Shah replied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's claim over a new COVID care facility being set up in the national capital, saying a decision for a 10,000-bed care centre to be operationalised by June 26 was taken three days ago in his tweet Amit shah wrote "Dear Kejriwal ji, It has already been decided in our meeting 3 days back and MHA has assigned the work of operating the 10,000 bed COVID Care Centre in Delhi to ITBP. The work is in full swing and a large part of the facility will be operational by 26th Jun.
 
The Union Home Minister said “1,000 bed full-fledged hospital with 250 ICU beds for Covid patients will be ready next week”. “With the support of the Central Government, DRDO and Tata Trust are building the facility. Armed forces personnel will man it. This Covid Care Centre will be ready in next 10 days,” said Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
 

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Besides, “Armed Forces personnel have been detailed for providing medical care and attention to COVID patients housed in the Railway coaches in Delhi”, said Amit Shah. “8,000 additional beds have already been placed at Delhi government’s disposal for making COVID Care Centres, as per requirement,” Union Home Minister added.]
 
(Source: PIB)