New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Dy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Centre at Chhatarpur to take stock of the preparations being done in Delhi to ramp up medical infrastructure in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic. Radha Soami Satsang Beas center has been temporarily been converted into the world’s largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds, to help the city deal with the surging coronavirus cases.
Briefing the media following his visit, CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Radha Soami Satsang Beas has given us space where we are setting up a 10,000-bed isolation center. Patients with mild symptoms or asymptomatic patients will be admitted here. Generally, such patients can be treated at home but in many cases, people do not have much space in their homes. There are no separate toilets in the homes of poor people, and so it would serve them better if we keep them in isolation centers. The Delhi government follows up with the people who stay in home isolation every day regarding their health situation.”
His tweet read, ‘Inspected Delhi govt’s upcoming 10,000-bed Covid Care Centre at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas grounds at Chhatarpur. A small section of the beds will also have oxygen support.’
“We are also arranging doctors, nurses, and medical staff for this accommodation. We are hopeful that by the first week of July, this place will be fully prepared. By June 30, we will need 15,000 beds and by July 15, we will need 30,000 beds, therefore, we are preparing these accommodations,” he added.
The Chief Minister also said that the Delhi government has taken over various hotels and banquet halls to arrange more beds for the treatment of COVID patients. He said, “Some of the hotels appealed to the court for a stay order, but we have won the case and the work of converting the hotels into isolation centers is in process. All hotels are connected with a hospital, we will shift a patient directly to the attached hospital if he/she needs immediate medical treatment or becomes critical. But I think, we may need more ICUs in the coming days, I am in talks with doctors and the authorities to figure out how this can be done.”
Sharing details of his meeting with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, he said, “I had a meeting with the Hon’ble Home Minister today, where he discussed that the whole NCR should work together in the battle against COVID-19. We discussed that NCR cannot be separated, and we have to fight Corona together. District officials from Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, etc were also present and we discussed issues related to Corona.