New Delhi: In a bid to ramp up Delhi’s hospital bed infrastructure, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the 200-bedded COVID hospital in the Ambedkar Nagar area on Sunday. The newly-set up Ambedkar Nagar hospital will have a total of 600 beds, out of which 200 beds have been installed, with oxygen supply available with them, and the capacity of beds and ICUs will be enhanced in the coming days.
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that the new Ambedkar hospital will serve the people of the area and will prove to be a huge support in the health infrastructure in Delhi.
Briefing the media following his visit, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “The Ambedkar hospital is starting today. There was no big hospital in this area and the nearby constituencies. And the idea of the construction of this hospital was conceived in 2013. I am happy that after many years, this hospital will be inaugurated today. 200 beds will be made operational today, and this hospital has a capacity of 600 beds. The hospital will further become operational in its full beds capacity and ICUs in the coming days. The 200 beds which will be made operational from today will be a huge aid in the treatment of Corona patients. Oxygen is available on all the 200 beds, as oxygen is the primary requirement in the treatment of COVID patients. The Corona situation in Delhi is under control up to a great extent. The parameters in Delhi are good, the recovery rate is improving, the positivity ratio and death rate are decreasing. There are fewer patients who require hospitalization. I pray to God that the 200-beds that are have begun here in the hospital today are not needed in the future, but we have to be fully prepared. Everyone says that Corona is an unpredictable pandemic and no one knows what might happen tomorrow. Even though our situation is under control, but if the situation goes out of control again, the Delhi government is fully prepared to deal with the situation.”
“We have increased the capacity of beds in Delhi, and the construction of the new Ambedkar hospital is a step in the same direction. I want to congratulate the people of Delhi, this Ambedkar hospital was scheduled to begin after few months, but it has been inaugurated today. I want to thank and congratulate engineers, doctors, and all the people for their efforts in making this 200-bedded hospital available for the people of Delhi today,” he added.