Largest COVID-19 facility in Delhi

The Delhi Government is to convert the Radha Soami Spiritua Centre into a COVID-19 care facility. The centre is as large as 22 football fields.

Highlights

The centre will the largest COVID-19 facility in the world. It will hold more than 200 halls with 10,000 beds. This is being done to ramp up the capacity of beds in the capital region.

What is the plan?

The Government of Delhi is planning to accommodate 50 patients in a hall. The halls are to get adequate lighting and fans. The halls will also be provided with coolers. Separate tents are to be constructed. It is to be ready for treatment of patients by June 30, 2020.

The centre will also have provisions for accommodation of doctors.

Background

The number of COVID-19 cases suddenly increased suddenly with 44,688 cases. The Delhi Government will also start the Rapid Antigen Test to increase COVID-19 testing in the region. It is to be noted that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently approved the test to increase the testing potential of the country.

With the increase in testing, more number of cases are likely to be hospitalized. Hence, the number of bed requirements is to increase.

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