The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has begun work on augmenting medical infrastructure at its various health centers, amid anticipation of the third wave of covid-19 pandemic informed the civic body on Monday.
A separate 100-bed corona facility, especially for children is underway at the Mrs. Girdhar Lal Maternity Hospital, said North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash.
The NDMC has planned for 150 ventilators for its hospitals in anticipation of the third wave of Covid-19, said the civic body in a statement. The NDMC has received 100 ventilators from the Red Cross Society, 30 ventilators from the PM Cares Fund, and six ventilators have been given by Sewa Bharti to the corporation, said Prakash.
He informed 10 ventilator equipped beds is already available at the Hindu Rao Hospital and 10 ventilator beds facility at the Mrs. Girdhar Lal Hospital. All these life-saving devices and facilities will be distributed among the Hindu Rao Hospital, RBIPMT Hospital, Balak Ram Hospital, and Mrs. Girdhar Lal Hospital, Prakash said.
He said the Union government, various religious and social organisations, and NGOs are also helping the civic body.
The development of a separate 100-bed corona facility especially for children is underway at Mrs Girdhar Lal Maternity Hospital, in view of which 10 ventilators for children have also been made available there.
Delhi has experienced a brutal second wave of the pandemic that is sweeping the country claiming a massive number of lives daily, with the recent oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals, adding to the woes.
According to official data, over 14 lakh cases and more than 24,000 deaths have been reported in the national capital till date due to Covid.