Amid spiralling coronavirus cases in the national capital, a banquet hall in central Delhi's Daryaganj has become the first such facility to be turned into a COVID-19 care centre. The facility has been linked with Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, the biggest COVID-dedicated hospital in Delhi.
Shehnai banquet hall, the 100-bed facility, will have more than 50 healthcare workers and all services at the centre will be free of cost for the patients.
IMAGE: The Shehnai Banquet Hall has been converted into a 100-bed facility with 50 healthcareworkers. There is no cost to patients as treatment is free. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo
IMAGE: Every bed will have oxygen supply. The facility has been attached to the Lok Nayak Hospital, which is situated right across the road. Patients with moderate symptoms can be admitted to the facility, and if their condition worsens, they will be shifted to the Lok Nayak Hospital. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo
IMAGE: There will be twelve doctors, 24 nurses and 20 ward boys at the banquet hall. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI photo
IMAGE: Delhi has planned to turn 80 banquet halls into COVID facilities which will lead to an addition of 11,000 beds. Photograph: ANI Photo
IMAGE: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the Daryaganj facility. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo