Delhi Govt. constructs another 700-bed hospital in Burari, 400 beds to be reserved for Corona treatment

  • CM Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia visit the newly-constructed hospital in Burari to review COVID-19 preparations
  • Every third bed installed in the hospital will have oxygen supply for Corona patients: CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: In a bid to ramp up the medical infrastructure in the city to deal with the Coronavirus upsurge in the city, the Delhi government has established another 700-bed hospital in Burari. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Dy CM Manish Sisodia on Friday visited the hospital in Burari to take stock of the preparations being done, following which CM Kejriwal informed that 450 beds in the hospital will be reserved for Corona patients.

Briefing the media following his visit, CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Almost all the preparations for COVID treatment have been done here. There will be 450 beds in this hospital for the treatment of Corona patients, and every third bed will have oxygen supply attached to it. Around 125 beds already have oxygen supply, and 125 beds will be provided oxygen through oxygen cylinders. I think the establishment of this facility will be another great step in our bid to install more beds to treat more Corona patients in the city.”

His tweet read, “The Delhi government is constructing a new world-class hospital in Burari with the total capacity of 700 beds. We are now reserving 450 beds for the treatment of Corona. I and Manish Ji went to take stock of the situation today.”

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain was tested positive for Corona on June 18. Briefing the media on his health condition, CM Kejriwal said, “Unfortunately, it was found out in his CT Scan today that Satyendar Jain Ji’s lung infection and pneumonia have increased. He was feeling very tired and giddy since the morning. All treatment and shifting to another hospital will be done on doctors’ advice.”

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