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PHOTOS: Inside a quarantine centre in Delhi

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Last updated on: July 22, 2020 08:33 IST
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Delhi, which was one of the worst COVID-19 affected areas in the country, has seen a decline in the number of new cases.

However, in June Delhi continuously saw highest spike of new cases and deaths almost everyday.

Amid spiralling coronavirus cases, Commonwealth Games Village -- constructed as a living area for athletes participating in the 2010 Commonwealth Games -- converted into a COVID-19 care centre.

The 500-bedded COVID-19 facility has been linked with Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, the biggest COVID-dedicated hospital in Delhi.

The badminton and tennis courts converted into hospital wards in order to take pressure off the other Covid facilities.

Here's a look at the centre. 

Photographs: PTI Photo, Reuters, ANI Photo
 

This Covid centre accommodates only non-critical patients. The centre is 1,700-feet long, 700-feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and have 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.

Medics attend the patients at the temporary COVID-19 Care Center.

Patients perform Yoga at centre.

COVID-19 patients play carrom at the CWG village quarantine centre.

A medical worker helps a boy to draw inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease patients.

Around 70% of the beds are connected with oxygen supply, but there are no ICU or ventilator facility. The patients will be monitored and those developing critical symptoms will be sent to the dedicated government hospitals for management.

The doctors and paramedical staff have been provided by Doctors for You, a not-for-profit organisation.

Patients collect breakfast at the CWG village.

A worker wearing personal protective equipment kit cleans a ward.

There are separate wards for men, women, and there are stay-in facilities for doctors and nurses at the centre.

A medic collect data of patients at CWG village COVID-19 Care Centre.
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