DRDO increases ICU beds in Delhi's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital amid surge in infections

DRDO increases ICU beds in Delhi’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital amid surge in infections

New Delhi: The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has elevated the variety of ICU beds to 500 in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital at Delhi Cantonment amid the surge in coronavirus circumstances within the nationwide capital. 

The transfer comes following Home Minister Amit Shah’s high-level assembly with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on November 15.

Shah had directed a number of steps as a way to verify the rising COVID-19 circumstances in Delhi.

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital is DRDO’s 1000 mattress facility, which was made operational on July 5, 2020, with a mandate to deal with COVID-19 positive sufferers from Delhi and different states. 

“The increase in the number of ICU beds required additional equipment like ICU monitors, HFNC machines, and up-gradation of existing oxygen pipeline. To deal with the unprecedented surge in number of cases, AFMS has increased the medics. Doctors and nursing staff from ITBP, CAPF and other services have joined and are working round the clock,” stated the Ministry of Defence.

According to them, there have been 3271 admissions within the hospital to date, of which, 2796 sufferers have been discharged and there are 434 sufferers present process remedy within the hospital presently.

The hospital has been reportedly admitting sufferers from throughout Delhi and adjoining states like Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. 

The DRDO undertook the design, improvement and operationalisation of the ability on a warfare footing and constructed it in a report time of 12 days collectively with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Armed Forces, Tata Sons and different industries. 

The present services on the hospital embody oxygen provide to every mattress, x-ray, electrocardiogram (ECG), haematological test services, ventilators, COVID Test Lab, Wheel Chairs, Stretchers and different medical gear. 

DRDO developed COVID-19 applied sciences productionised by the Industry comparable to ventilators, decontamination tunnels, private protecting gear (PPEs), N95 masks, contact-free sanitizer dispensers, sanitisation chambers and medical robots, trolleys and so on, have additionally been utilised on the facility.

In this hospital, sufferers are handled freed from price together with diagnostics, medicines and meals.

Meanwhile, Delhi CM Kejriwal acknowledged that the variety of circumstances and deaths have gone additional down.

“It’s going down since 7 Nov. Delhi govt is working very hard. Our doctors, nurses and all other Corona warriors are working round the clock. I urge you all to continue to observe all precautions,” tweeted Kejriwal.

Delhi has witnessed greater than 5.6 lakh COVID-19 infections and at the moment has 35,091 energetic coronavirus circumstances. Over 9,000 individuals have additionally succumbed to the virus.


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