DRDO Builds 1000-Bed Covid Hospital In Just 12 days

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has set up the country’s largest Covid-19 care center in the national capital, Delhi. The temporary hospital has been built by the DRDO in just 12 days in the national capital due to increasing cases of coronavirus. 

This 1000-bed hospital named as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital has been established by DRDO in a record time of 12 days. The hospital is fully equipped with facilities for patients like medical oxygen gas, PPE kits, ventilators, covid testing facility and other lab tests.

This hospital will be operated by medical team of doctors, nurses and support staff from the Armed Forces Medical Services, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel.

Lt Gen Dr Madhuri Kanitkar said that a team of 600 army personnel including doctors, nursing officers and paramedical staff have been deployed in the hospital in the first month. Necessary changes will be made according to the number of patients.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has also decided to name different wards of this Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi after the Indian Army soldiers who made supreme sacrifice during the face-off between Indian Army and Chinese Army in Galwan valley on 15th June.

The ICU and Ventilator Ward in the hospital has been named after Col B Santosh Babu.

Also Read: Wards In India’s Largest Covid-19 Hospital To Be Named After 20 Army Soldiers Who Made Supreme Sacrifice In Galwan Valley

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