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COVID-19 jumbo hospital of 2,170 beds ready in Malad

The Urban Development Department of Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had directed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to construct 2,170 beds Dedicated Covid Hospital in Valanai Gaon, Malad (W).

In just over two months, it handed over this dedicated Covid care hospital to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation on June 28 today in presence of CM Thackeray, MMRDA Commissioner SVR Srinivas and other ministers.
Currently, the MMRDA is carrying out internal changes as suggested by the BMC, MMRDA office informed.

The Malad based new Covid-19 hospital is built using German technology, which is fireproof and environment friendly. 70 percent of this 2,170 beds Covid hospital will have an Oxygen supply and 200 ICCU beds. The hospital also comprises a 190-beds intensive care unit (ICU), 1536 beds with oxygen facility, an intensive care unit for children, a 20-beds dialysis unit, a 40-bed triage and a 384-bed isolation room with a total of 2170 beds.

In addition, a pathology laboratory has been set up for hematology and biochemistry and state-of-the-art medical facilities like portable X-ray, CT scanner, ECG machine have been made available in the hospital. Besides, four tanks of liquid oxygen ha e been been installed.

The hospital is equipped with 240 CCTV cameras. An information room has been set up in the hospital for the relatives of the patients. A room for doctors and administrative work has also been set up, according to the MMRDA. This fast-moving semi-permanent type of construction is modelled on the lines of one Bandra Kurla Complex Jumbo Covid-19 care centre built by the MMRDA in 2020.

The MMRDA further stated that as the construction work of the hospital needs to be done urgently, the estimated cost of the work is about Rs 90 crore, out of Rs 57 crore spent on construction of Hospital and about Rs 33 crore spent on procurement of Medical equipment etc. The total amount spent is Rs 89.64 crore. The Free Press Journal

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