India launches world’s largest COVID care center with 10,000 beds

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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.

Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that the center “would provide huge relief to the people of Delhi”.

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”.

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.