DJB VC Raghav Chadha visits 10,000 bed covid care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas to inspect water supply engineering works undertaken by Jal board


  • DJB has carried out engineering works and installed hydrants to connect underground reservoir to which clean Ganga water will be provided to all the patients and healthcare staff: Raghav Chadha
  • We have successfully completed the engineering work with hydrants being installed and the water supply capacity being augmented. The underground reservoir facility along with the installed hydrants will be 1,70,000 litres: Raghav Chadha
  • In order to ensure good quality water DJB will collect water samples 5 times a day to check the water quality of water supplied to the facility: Raghav Chadha
  • DJB has appointed a nodal officer to ensure proper water supply and related modalities: Raghav Chadha

Delhi Jal Board’s Vice-Chairperson Mr. Raghav Chadha on Wednesday visited the 10,000-bed COVID care centre of Delhi at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas. He said that the DJB has carried out engineering works and installed hydrants to connect underground reservoir to which clean Ganges water will be provided to all the patients and health care staff. He also said that the DJB will collect water samples 5 times a day and check the water quality. Mr. Chadha said that the DJB has appointed a nodal officer to ensure proper water supply and related modalities.

“Today I visited the Radha Soami Satsang Beas, India’s largest COVID care Center with 10,000 beds. Here all the departments of the Kejriwal Party government are tirelessly working to ensure that the best care is provided to the patients and medical staff. Delhi Jal Board delegation led by myself inspected the water supply infrastructure and take stock of the engineering works. We installed hydrants and augmented the underground reservoir facility to which clean Ganges water will be supplied. We have successfully completed the engineering work with hydrants being installed and the water supply capacity being augmented. The underground reservoir facility along with the installed hydrants will be 1,70,000 litres. We have also decided that water samples will be drawn fives time a day from this COVID care facility and tested to ensure the best quality of water is supplied. The Delhi Jal Board has also appointed a nodal officer to look after the works like ensuring water supply, augementation water quality, etc. Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal and his government will ensure that pure water reaches in adequate quantities is made available at the site” said Mr. Chadha.

He also said that this is a first of its kind venture where three partners are working together to build up this COVID care facility. “Radha Soami Satsang Beas Covid Centre is a textbook example of perfect partnership among :: 1. Kejriwal Govt which is carrying out all managerial, administrative & engineering works 2. Central Govt which is providing medical personnel through ITBP and 3. Radha Soami Satsang Beas for providing the facility and space.” said Mr. Chadha.

After visiting the premises, Vice Chairman of Delhi Jal Board said “ Today, I took stock of the preparations at Radha Soami Satsang Beas Covid Centre. I’m happy to report that a large part of the facility will be ready for use in about 2 days time. I urge Hon’ble CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal to kindly inaugurate the facility at his earliest convenience.”

I will request Hon’ble Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah, to roll back the new policy which makes it mandatory for every COVID patient in Delhi to visit COVID care centres: Raghav Chadha

Mr. Chadha said, “I want to request the Hon’ble Union Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah to roll back the new rules for the COVID patients following which now every patient even irrespective of his/ her symptoms will mandatorily need to visit a COVID care centre for medical examination. As per the earlier policy of Delhi government a vigilance officer and a Delhi govt doctor used to visit the patient, check his or her condition and after thorough examination a suggestion was made with regards to the need for institutional quarantine or treatment in home isolation. No visit to Covid Care Centre was required in the previous policy of Delhi Government. But the new rules put in place by Shri Amit Shah are compelling everyone, even if those with high fever to stand in the long queues outside the COVID care centres and subsequently get themselves examined by a doctor at the Centre. This new rule has created huge chaos and fear in the minds of patients. The patients are calling and asking us how will they reach COVID care centres. From where will such a huge number of ambulance come to carry these patients. I am confident that the Hon’ble Home Minister of India will reconsider this order and put more focus on home isolation.”