North Delhi Municipal Corporation’s 100-bed isolation facility at Balak Ram Hospital in Timarpur will be inaugurated on Thursday. It will be empanelled with Hindu Rao Hospital and suspected or asymptomatic
Covid-19 cases will be transferred here. “The civic agency is making last-minute arrangements for the isolation ward to be set up in a portion of the hospital. The facility will be inaugurated by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan,” said north Delhi mayor Jai Prakash.
“I had visited the site last week and found the work in progress. We will finally visit the site with senior officials on Tuesday to check if everything is in place,” added the mayor. “Supply of water and electricity has been arranged at the second floor where 100 beds are placed in three big halls. Oxygen cylinders have also been arranged and regular cleaning of the premises is being done. We may even install a lift for senior citizens. Wheelchairs have already been made available for the convenience of disabled people,” said Jai Prakash.
However, there is no airconditioning facility here so far. The civic agency may add 100 more beds at the isolation facility, if required in future.
The patients will be looked after by teams of doctors and nurses from Balak Ram Hospital in three shifts and its medical superintendent will be the overall in-charge. The administration will coordinate with Hindu Rao Hospital staff in case of any emergency, said a civic official.
The north corporation had recently inaugurated a 50-bed isolation ward for Covid-19 patients at Saraswati Vihar primary school in Rohini.
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