Hours after Delhi CM thanks Centre, Kejriwal and Amit Shah visit world’s biggest Covid care facility (VIDEO)

The facility with 10,000 beds has been named Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital and raised at Delhi’s Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus. It started functioning on Friday with 2,000 beds and health staff from paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday inspected the Covid-19 care facility in Delhi’s Chhatarpur area – billed to be the biggest in the world.

The facility with 10,000 beds has been named Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital and raised at Delhi’s Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus. It started functioning on Friday with 2,000 beds and health staff from paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

More than 2,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, including doctors, will treat and manage Delhi’s biggest COVID-19 care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area, located near the Delhi-Haryana border.

Delhi has so far reported 77,240 COVID-19 positive cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Facility for both – asymptomatic and positive cases

The facility has two wings — a Covid care centre where asymptomatic positive cases will be treated and a dedicated Covid healthcare centre.

Amit Shah, Kejriwal visit Covid facility -

The sprawling facility is equal to the size of 15 football fields.

Earlier this month, the Delhi government had projected that the city’s Covid-19 tally would rise to 1 lakh cases by this month-end that would require about 15,000 beds.

Kejriwal thanks Modi govt for help in Covid-19 fight

Earlier in the day, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal thanked Modi government for helping out the Delhi government in fight against Covid-19.

Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal thanked the Centre for providing antigen kits for conducting rapid testing in the national capital.

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“In the last one week, the number of beds has increased significantly. There are 13,500 beds present in Delhi now, of which 6,500 are occupied. Also, 20,000 tests are being conducted daily. I thank Centre for providing us with the needed testing kits,” Kejriwal said.