New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday visited the newly created world’s largest Covid-19 care facility with over 10,000 beds in the national capital and reviewed arrangements. As per reports, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also accompanied Shah to the newly created facility named Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur area.
As per a home ministry officials, during his visit, Shah took stock of the preparedness of the facility recently inaugurated in south Delhi.
The facility on the Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in the Chhatarpur area will have two wings — a Coronavirus care centre where asymptomatic positive cases will be treated and a dedicated Covid-19 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. Soon after his visit, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader took to Twitter and wrote: “Reviewing preparedness of 10,000 bed ‘Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre’ at Radha Swami Satsang Beas in Delhi.”
It is said that sprawling facility is equal to the size of as many as 15 football fields.
The Covid-19 centre is being developed under the Union Home Ministry’s supervision to meet the beds shortage amid rise in number of novel Coronavirus cases in Delhi.
Of the 77,204 cases reported in the national capital, 27,657 are active cases and 2,492 people have died.
Around 2,000 beds are also being made operational at the Sardar Patel Covid-19 care centre. The operation of this centre, including availability of adequate medical personnel, has been entrusted to the central armed police forces, led by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
While the Delhi government has been providing all administrative support, the Radha Soami Beas, the campus, housing and other infrastructure as well as food. The centre’s bed capacity may rise to 10,200.
More than 1,000 doctors, nurses and paramedic staff of the ITBP and other paramilitary forces have been deployed at the facility. An additional 1,000 paramedical, assistant and security staff have also been posted in the facility.