With the number of Covid-19 infection cases crossing over 50,000 in Maharashtra, the state’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that a couple of jumbo facilities have been created in Mumbai for treating Covid-19 patients. “The first open hospital in the country has been created in a fortnight by the MMRDA at Bandra Kurla Complex. This 1,000 bed jumbo facility includes a 200 bed ICU," said Thackeray.
It is expected that by May 31, a total of 2,475 beds at NSCI Worli, Mahalaxmi, Bandra, NESCO, Goregaon, will be available in the service of Corona patients.
The Chief Minister informed that work on a 600 bed Corona care centre at Mahalaxmi is underway on a war-footing. “This includes a ward with 125 ICU beds. Those with moderate symptoms of Covid 19 will be housed here,” he said. He informed that a 535 bed jumbo facility at NESCO, Goregaon is available for Corona patients. “Dedicated Covid hospital centres and dedicated Covid hospitals are being created at the Racecourse, Dahisar, Goregaon, Mulund with over 7,000 beds in two weeks,” he shared. Thackeray also informed that a 30,000 bed Covid care centre for those patients who do not have the capacity for self-isolation has been created.