New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is fully committed to helping the people of Delhi in the challenging times.
He said the COVID hospital yet again highlights this resolve.
Both Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the 1000 Bed with 250 beds SardarVallabhBhaiPatel COVID19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on Sunday.
Shah thanked DRDO, Tatas and Armed Forces Medical personnel who have risen to the occasion and helped tackle the emergency.
Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy were also present on the occasion.
The national capital is currently experiencing a surge in number of COVID-19 infections with an increasing number of patients requiring medical care.
The DRDO undertook the design, development and operationalisation of the facility on a war footing. The project has been funded with major contribution of Tata Sons. Other contributors are M/s BEL, M/s BDL, AMPL, Sri Venkateswara Engineers, Brahmos Pvt Ltd, Bharat Forge and the DRDO employees voluntarily contributing one day salary.
The unique centrally air-conditioned medical facility is spread over 25,000 sqm and is equipped with 250 ICU beds.
Each ICU bed is equipped with monitoring equipment and ventilator. The infrastructure is built with negative internal pressure gradient for safe contagion containment.
The hospital consists of separate Reception cum Patient Admission Block, Medical Block with Pharmacy and Laboratory, Duty Doctors and Nurses Accommodation and 4 modular Patient Blocks each consisting of 250 beds.
The corridor network has been designed to keep the patient’s movement separate from the doctors and staff movement. Sanitation facilities and toilets are situated between the blocks for easy access to patients.