Due to the increasing cases of this deadly virus, the Delhi government has started switching South Delhi’s Soami Spiritual Centre into the World’s Largest COVID-19 care facility with having over 200 halls and 10,000 beds.
World’s largest COVID-19 care facility is all set to get in Delhi to help the patients in the treatment of coronavirus disease. Within 24 hour period the capital of India has recorded the highest number of deaths “93”. Now the city has 44,688 confirmed cases out of this 1,837 of them already passed away by this deadly virus. To increase the capacity of beds in the national capital, the government of Delhi has started switching South Delhi’s Soami Spiritual Centre into the World’s Largest COVID-19 care facility with having over 200 halls and 10,000 beds. The most impressive part of the facility is that it would be crumpled cardboard beds, which can be sanitized and are recyclable. The range of the spiritual center is as huge as over 22 football fields. For doctors there will be provision of accommodation at the one side of the facility.
District magistrate of South Delhi BM Mishra, who is inspecting the work, says that as per the Covid and healthcare guidelines of the central government facilities are being set up and will function like 20 mini hospitals with 500 beds each. “Each 500 bed hospitals will have enclosures to 5-10 beds of 50-100 beds. Ten per cent of the beds will also have oxygen supply. However, it will not have ventilators. We have made arrangements for referral with the super specialty hospitals for critical patients,” said by Mr Mishra, adding that the Chhatarpur facility will have ambulances and its own pathology laboratory for testing and minimum 400 doctors will be working here in two shifts, supported by the double the number of paramedics.
Of the overall beds, those within the hotels are paid facilities with private hospitals and throwing in staffs and consumables. As per the order of the government on May 29th, five-star hotels will be allowed to charge Rs 5,000 and three or four-star hospitals Rs 4,000 per patient per day, with the linked hospitals are allowed to charge up to Rs 5,000 for medical services and consumables per day. After addition of additional deaths to Covid-19 fatality count, the mortality in Delhi rose to 4.1 per cent, as compared to the national mortality rate that stands at 3.3 per cent.