Amit Shah, Kejriwal visit 10,000-bed temporary COVID hospital in Delhi
Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited the world’s biggest temporary COVID hospital located in South Delhi’s Chhattarpur. The ITBP will be responsible for the management of the Centre.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on Saturday, visited a newly created COVID-19 facility with over 10,000 beds located in South Delhi. He, along with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and MoS Home G Kishan Reddy, reviewed arrangements being made at the facility located inside the Radha Soami Satsang Baes (RSSB) compound.
During his visit, Shah took stock of the preparedness of the facility, a home ministry official said. He also was briefed about the arrangements and facilities being ramped up by the ITBP officials.
This facility is set to become the world’s biggest COVID-19 temporary hospital. Earlier this week, the facility was renamed as Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCH). Once ready, it will have two wings -- a COVID care centre where asymptomatic positive cases will be treated and a dedicated COVID healthcare centre.
The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been given the responsibility for the management of the centre and act as the nodal agency.
The national capital has reported nearly 80,000 coronavirus cases while the virus has claimed about 2,500 lives so far in Delhi. Notably, earlier in the day, CM Kejriwal had accepted that the death toll in Delhi had increased due to a lack of beds for COVID patients.
Kejriwal said, “In the first week of June, in Delhi, we started to witness lack of beds, lack of testing. And due to lack of beds, a chunk of patients didn’t get beds. This led to an increase in the death toll.”
Watch Asiaville’s ground report on how the RSSB compound was being transferred into the world’s biggest COVID care facility: