20,000 beds to be added in Delhi by next week for COVID patients: Amit Shah

RSTV Bureau
Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that around 20 thousand beds including 250 ICU beds for COVID -19 infected persons will be added in the National Capital by next week.

Amit Shah said that ten thousand bedded COVID Care Centre at Radha Swami Beas at Chhatarpur of Delhi will be operational by 26th of this month. He said, the work is in full swing and a large part of the facility will be operational by Friday.

Amit Shah said this in a tweet while replying to a letter written by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inviting Amit Shah to inspect the COVID Care Centre  at Chhattarpur. Delhi Chief Minister had also requested for deployment of doctors and nurses from ITBP and Army at the Centre. Amit Shah said,  Home Ministry  has already assigned the work of operating the COVID Care Centre at Radha Swami Beas to ITBP.

The  Home Minister said  that one thousand  bed full-fledged hospitals with 250 ICU beds for COVID -19 infected persons will be ready by next week. He said,  DRDO and Tata Trust are building the facility with the support of the Central Government.

He said, Armed forces personnel will man it and  this Covid Care Centre will be ready in the next 10 days. He said, Armed Forces personnel have been detailed for providing medical care and attention to the infected persons housed in the Railway Coaches in the national capital. He said, eight thousand additional beds have already been placed at Delhi government’s disposal for making COVID Care Centres, as per requirement.