DRDO sets up 500-bedded Covid hospital in Patna; Nityanand Rai inaugurated

Team India Sentinels Monday 24th of August 2020 09:20 PM

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.

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.

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.


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