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MHA, defence forces to set up 1000-bed COVID care facility at Dhaula Kuan, Delhi

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Oxygen facility will be provided at each bed

Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that the Home Ministry in collaboration with defence forces will set up a 1,000-bed COVID care centre at Dhaula Kuan, which will have 250 ventilators and oxygen facility at every bed. 

“In Delhi cantonment, there is an NCC ground, MHA in collaboration with defence forces will set up a COVID care centre. There would be 1,000 beds, all of which will have oxygen facilities, and 250 ventilators will also be present there and it will be equipped with all modern facilities,” Reddy said. 

Speaking about the testing strategy, Reddy said, “There was a statement made by Deputy CM that Delhi would have 5.5 lakh COVID positive cases. Our target is to test 20 lakh people. 1.5 lakh people have been tested so far. We got these testing kits from South Korea. We have opened 169 test centres in Delhi.” 

Reddy also said that the dedicated COVID facility being set up at Radha Soami Beas will be the biggest in the world and will be manned by ITBP paramedical staff. He added that the facility will be operational in two-three days.

“What the PM said should be followed by everyone and people should maintain physical distance, use masks, and sanitisers. Use this at home to prevent children and senior citizens,” he added urging the people to follow necessary precautions.

While talking about home isolation, Reddy said, “If you don’t have a facility at home, then you need to go to the government facility. Every person needs to be a COVID-19 warrior.”

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