Delhi’ Helps Keep Eye on City’s Fight Against the Disease Get its own Covid 19 war Room
India’s biggest Covid-19 treatment facility with 10,000 beds at the campus of Radha Soami Satsang Beas in south Delhi’s Chhatarpur will start admitting patients from Sunday.
The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) will function as an isolation centre for mild and asymptomatic patients of the coronavirus disease. It was created by the South Delhi District administration with the support of the Union ministry of home affairs in just 10 days.
“This facility has been created to provide stress-free and mindful isolation to the patients,” a government release said.
The COVID care centre in South Delhi is billed as the “largest” of its kind in the world. It is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide — roughly the size of 20 football fields — and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.
“The Sardar Patel Covid care centre and hospital has been developed to help the citizens of Delhi and NCR who are affected by the coronavirus. Our team of doctors and medical staffs will take care of this facility. Sardar Patel Covid care centre and hospital have 10 per cent of beds with oxygen facility,” the Delhi LG said after the inaugural.
Talking about the facilities at the centre, Mr Baijal further said, “We have counsellors for mentally traumatic patients. We have a team of good psychiatrists and specialists in medicine.”
On June 23, the city saw 3,947 cases — the highest in a single day so far. On the day, 16,952 tests were conducted, taking the positivity rate to 23.2%. On Saturday, 2,505 out of 23,673 people tested were positive, indicating a positivity rate of 10.6%.
The seven-day average growth in the city has also been falling consistently. While it was around 5.59% on June 23, it dropped to 2.78% by Saturday.
AIIMS director, Randeep Guleria, meanwhile, said if the situation remained the same, the city will pass the peak in August: “If the number of cases in Delhi continues to be static or decreases over the next few weeks, and the decline is at a sustained pace, then we can say that we may pass the peak in August… In some cities there was a decline in trend, but once the lockdown was lifted people did not follow the dos and dont’s and this led to a surge. So, there is no space for complacency. A lapse somewhere… could lead to a spike.