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Cyclone Nisarga: Patients vacated out of COVID care facility at BKC

As per reports, majority of the patients were shifted to NSCI Dome in Worli whereas the remaining patients were sent to Sion, KEM, R N Cooper and Nair hospitals.

Cyclone Nisarga: Patients vacated out of COVID care facility at BKC
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In the wake of Cyclone Nisarga, the jumbo COVID care facility set up by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) at the Bandra-Kurla Complex has been vacated on Tuesday, June 2. Following alerts that Cyclone Nisarga could hit the city, close to 150 patients, including 16 patients on oxygen support, were shifted to other COVID-19 care facilities. As per reports, majority of the patients were shifted to NSCI Dome in Worli whereas the remaining patients were sent to Sion, KEM, R N Cooper and Nair hospitals.

The COVID care facility at BKC was constructed by MMRDA in a bid to increase the bed capacity for COVID-19 patients in Mumbai. the facility has 1008 beds, of which, 504 have oxygen support.

MMRDA tweeted on Tuesday,

“As per Hon CM’s directions, @MMRDAOfficial is taking utmost care to protect COVID facility created at BKC. It can sustain the wind velocity of 80-100 kmph only. As a precautionary measure, BMC is shifting 150 patients who are admitted here,” the development authority wrote.

According to civic officials, the patients that were stable were shifted to Worli and other hospitals in BEST feeder buses whereas the persons with oxygen support were shifted in ambulances. Reportedly, those on oxygen support were sent to medical colleges.

MMRDA also said they have strengthened pillars with sandbags, braced the structure of COVID facility at BKC, switched off electricity, AC and oxygen facility during cyclone to prevent fire incidents.

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