Medical staff walk through a market for a door-to-door medical screening inside a slum in Mumbai. File/AFP
To ramp up the capacity of beds in the national capital, the Delhi government has started converting South Delhi's Radha Soami Spiritual Centre into the world's largest COVID-19 care facility with over 200 halls and 10,000 beds.
The area of the spiritual centre is as large as over 22 football fields. There will also be a provision of accommodation for doctors on one side of the facility.
The arrangements come against the backdrop of the sudden spurt in the COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Delhi has a total of 44,688 cases and 1,837 people have succumbed to the disease.
As many as 50 patients will be treated in one hall. According to a senior official of Raj Niwas, all technical aspects are being taken into consideration.
Officials associated with the Satsang Vyas said, "The complex will be fully ready by June 30 for the treatment of the patients. It is being constructed with tents. It will have adequate lighting and fans. Coolers will also be installed in each hall."
On Sunday, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal visited the Radha Soami Satsang centre and was apprised of the technical information about the facilities.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government plans to arrange 20,000 beds in the next one week to deal with the crisis. For this, about 4,000 beds will be arranged in 40 small and big hotels of Delhi.Indo-Asian News Service
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