New Delhi: In order to combat the spread of coronavirus in the state, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has set up a 5-bedded Covid hospital in Patna of Bihar.
Minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai on Monday inaugurated it with 125 ICU beds.
The hospital located in the newly constructed ESIC Hospital at Bihta, has been built on the lines of the 1000 Bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital at Delhi Cantt built by DRDO, the ministry of defence said in a statement.
#PMCaresFund से DRDO द्वारा बनाये बिहार में स्तरीय 500 बेड वाले कोविड अस्पताल का उद्घाटन हुआ। मा. प्रधानमंत्री जी देश के साथ विश्व नेता हैं।— Nityanand Rai (@nityanandraibjp) August 24, 2020
मा. पीएम श्री @narendramodi जी के नेतृत्व व प्रेरणा एवं मा. गृहमंत्री श्री @AmitShah जी के दिशा-निर्देश में कोविड आपदा प्रबंधन मिसाल हैं। pic.twitter.com/qRIFoutklq
Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Trust has allocated funds for the hospital.
Another such hospital will be set up in Muzaffarpur, it added.
The infrastructure facilities for the hospital include the already existing seven storied ESIC hospital with power, air conditioning, water supply, fire fighting and diesel generator backup, oxygen piping to each bed, lifts and morgue.
DRDO has provided infrastructure for the hospital such as administrative block including doctor’s room, triage area, visitors area and reception.
The 500 bed hospital at Bihta, Patna will be inaugurated today and the 500 bed hospital at Muzaffarpur will be inaugurated very soon. pic.twitter.com/BUDD78qkje— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 24, 2020
Doctors, nurses, and other supporting medical staff etc for the hospital have been provided by the Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS), it added.
Bihar government will provide free of cost facilities such as 2 lakh Ltrs of water per day, 6 MVA electric supply and security arrangements for the hospital.