Delhi gets world’s largest COVID-19 care facility with 10,000 beds


Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care centre in South Delhi which is considered to be the largest COVID-19 care centre and hospital globally.

The Sardar Patel care centre and hospital is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide which amounts to the size of 20 football fields and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.

10 per cent of the beds have oxygen facility too.

Talking about the facilities at the centre, the Delhi LG said, “We have counsellors for mentally traumatic patients. We have a team of good psychiatrists and specialists in medicine.”

The centre has been set up for treating mild and asymptomatic coronavirus patients. It will also serve as a treatment centre for those who are asymptomatic but cannot be in home isolation.

Gaming facilities have also been arranged to keep the spirits of patients high inside the centre.

 The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will act as the nodal agency to look into the operations. Over 2000 ITBP personnel and other Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, including doctors, will treat and manage Delhi’s biggest COVID-19 care centre.

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