India inaugurates world’s largest COVID-19 care facility with 10,000 beds
The Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) has been set up at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas in South Delhi’s Chhattarpur. Roughly the size of 20 football fields, authorities say that it is the largest such facility in the world.
According to PTI, the COVID care center is 1,700 feet long and 700 feet wide. It has 200 enclosures, each having a capacity of 50 beds.
Although the Delhi government has provided administrative support, the facility will be operated by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
Volunteers from the religious sect of Radha Soami Beas will help run the facility.
Our doctors, nurses, paramedics will run this facility: ITBP DITBP Director-General SS Deswal was quoted as saying by ANI, “Our doctors, nurses, and paramedic staff will take care of this COVID-19 care facility.”He added, “The ITBP has experience of several months in handling COVID patients. Initially, the ITBP was deployed at quarantine centers. We are also running a 200-bed center for the police forces in Noida.”
Details10% of all beds to have oxygen facilities
According to ANI, Baijal said that 10% of beds at SPCCCH will have oxygen facilities.
He said the covid-19 care facility has counsellors for patients experiencing mental trauma as well as gaming facilities to keep the patients’ spirits high.
Initially, the ITBP will only operationalize 2,000 beds with 170 doctors and specialists and over 700 nurses and paramedics,