Bara Hindu Rao Hospital designated as Covid-19 hospital
It is said that the NCR would have over five lakh Covid-19 cases by the end of July, requiring the need for 80,000 additional beds
The Delhi government on Sunday has designated Bara Hindu Rao Hospital, located in North Delhi and run by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, as a Covid-19 facility.
The hospital has been instructed to make all hospital beds available to admit COVID-19 patients. It is said that the NCR would have over five lakh Covid-19 cases by the end of July, requiring the need for 80,000 additional beds.
The Supreme Court has recently described the COVID-19 situation in Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and West Bengal as 'deplorable' and has sought response from the five states, pointing out reports of improper handling of COVID-19 patients and disposal of their bodies.
The Indian Railways has announced that it has deployed 54 isolation coaches at Delhi’s Shakurbasti railway station maintenance depot to give a boost to the number of COVID-19 beds in NCR.