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What to expect at Delhi's biggest Covid-19 facility

June 25, 2020 09:04 IST
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Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government has started converting Radha Soami Spiritual Centre in Chhatarpur, South Delhi, into world's largest temporary COVID-19 care facility with 10,000 beds.

On Wednesday, the Indo Tibetan border police took charge of the COVID-19 care facility. The ITBP was asked to take over by the Union home ministry after Home Minister Amit Shah in a meeting assured Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that ITBP will take care of this centre which can accommodate 10,000 patients.

 

Here's what you can expect at the centre, which is spread over an area of 12,50,000 square feet -- as large as 22 football fields.

IMAGE: Indo Tibetan Border Police took over the COVID-19 Care Centre at Radha Swami Satsang. The care centre will have 10,000 beds out of which 10 per cent will be oxygenated beds. The entire area will have 500 urinals, 450 bathrooms and 300 wheel-chairs. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: Every patient will have a bed, a stool, a chair, a small plastic cupboard, a dustbin and utensils, and will be given a toiletry kit. The beds will either be the foldable iron cots, or ones manufactured using cardboard. Individual phone and laptop charging facility will be available for each bed. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: The hospital will be cooled by 18,000 tonnes of air-conditioners. For uninterrupted water supply, the government has installed hydrants for the underground reservoir facility that has a capacity of 1.7 lakh litres. “The water supply capacity has been augmented. The Delhi Jal Board will check samples five times a day to ensure that the quality of water is good,” said Raghav Chadha, the DJB’s vice-chairman who visited the place on Wednesday. Photograph: ANI Photo

IMAGE: The centre is expected to be up and running on July 1. Photograph: ANI Photo
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