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.
Serving to the urgent need of people in Delhi, a 1000 bed hospital named as Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Covid Hospital has been established by DRDO in a record time of 12 days.— DRDO (@DRDO_India) July 5, 2020
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.
DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel #COVID19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment, the temporary hospital structure has been erected in 11 days and will have 1,000 beds including 250 ICU beds: DRDO officials pic.twitter.com/QV0vPaJxY6— ANI (@ANI) July 5, 2020
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.
A team of 600 Army personnel deployed for first month including doctors, nursing officers & paramedical staff. This number will vary according to the number of patients. We are highly motivated: Lt Gen Dr Madhuri Kanitkar at DRDO-built Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID19 Hospital pic.twitter.com/dZ742Adjgt— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) July 5, 2020
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.