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Mumbai's Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh inspects 800-bed jumbo facility at Byculla's Richardson and Cruddas

In a week's time, the BMC has prepared an 800-bed quarantine/isolation facility at the Richardson and Cruddas factory at Byculla, which is spread over 70,000 sq. ft.

Mumbai's Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh inspects 800-bed jumbo facility at Byculla's Richardson and Cruddas
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On Sunday, May 24, Mumbai City Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh visited the COVID care centre (jumbo facility) at Byculla's Richardson and Cruddas Factory. The facility has been arranged with 800 beds for COVID-19 patients, of which, 300 beds will have oxygen support. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Additional Commissioner, Suresh Kakani and Shaikh inspected the facility on Sunday.

BMC officials prepared this Byculla-based quarantine/isolation facility in a week's time, which is spread over 70,000 sq. ft, which will also have an independent canteen of its own to help people with breakfast, lunch and dinner for the patients. Alongside, necessary equipment has also been set up to ensure the patients can get boiled water at the COVID care facility.

The BMC has prepared separate toilets for men and women which also have geysers. Alongside, a separate fan has been arranged for each bed. Medical officers and nurses who will be appointed for the patients at this centre will also be receiving special accommodation from the civic body.

Anticipating the rise of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the BMC has been making necessary arrangements to ensure that the positive patients, as well as their contacts, are isolated and the spread of coronavirus is curbed.

On Sunday, Mumbai reported 1,725 positive cases, crossing the 30,000-mark. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai now stands at 30,542. Whereas 39 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in the city, taking the death toll to 988.

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