New Delhi – India has launched one of the largest COVID care centers in the world with over 10,000 beds in Chattarpur area of Delhi, to treat the virus-infected patients as the country has recently faced a surge in the new infections, the health authorities announced on Sunday.
The Sardar Patel COVID Care Center started its operational facilities partly on Sunday with 2,000 beds, while the remaining 8,000 beds will be available from Wednesday on wards, according to the Delhi government.
India’s Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the center on Saturday to review the arrangements.
Chief Minister Kejriwal called the center as “among the largest hospitals in the world”, in his tweet on the same day of his visit.
Live from Radha Soami Satsang Beas, Chhatarpur|— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 27, 2020
The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre is among the largest hospitals in the world. On a joint visit with Hon. Home Minister Shri Amit Shah. https://t.co/3WJ4tQpuHY
Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that the center “would provide huge relief to the people of Delhi”.
Visited the 'Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre' in Delhi to review its preparedness.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 27, 2020
I thank Radha Soami Satsang Beas and all others who helped to create this huge Covid care facility.
This 10,000 bed centre would provide huge relief to the people of Delhi. pic.twitter.com/qB0OrP5vxY
The center will be operated by Indo-Tiberan Border Police (ITBP), confirmed by Shah in his another tweet. He praised ITBP that “their commitment to serve nation and people of Delhi is unparalleled”.
I applaud our courageous @ITBP_official personnel, who would be operating this Covid Care facility during these trying times. Their commitment to serve nation and people of Delhi is unparalleled.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) June 27, 2020
Modi govt at the centre is committed to provide all possible help to its citizens. pic.twitter.com/p5RaDomna4
India has officially reported 5,85,000 confirmed cases with 17,400 deaths. Maharastra tops the list with 1,75,000 cases and 7,855 deaths, while Tamil Nadu stands second with 90,167 cases and 1,201 deaths.