500 bed Jumbo COVID care facility for children to be set up in Worli

Experts have warned the states regarding the third coronavirus (COVID-19) wave and the civic bodies have been taking necessary steps to ramp up the healthcare facilties across Maharashtra.

500 bed Jumbo COVID care facility for children to be set up in Worli

Coronavirys (COVID-19) cases have been declining in Mumbai for the past few days, however, the government has warned that the danger is not over yet. Experts believe that the country will have to face another wave (third wave) of coronavirus, which is likely to affect children.

Keeping the same in mind, the state government has asked the civic bodies to prepare for this predicted wave. Acting upon the same, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has become more cautious, and the municipality has decided to set up an independent jumbo coronavirus center for children in Worli.

Officials state that this facility will have 500-beds for the children along with 70 per cent oxygen beds and 200 in the ICU. This COVID care facility will be focusing on treating children between the age group of 1 and 18 years. The jumbo center will be built in cubic style where mothers will be allowed to accompany young children. As per the proposed plan, the municipality intends to complete this project by May 31, 2021.

On the other hand, the BMC has received INR 50 crore from CRS fund for this centre.

Besides this, three more jumbo COVID centres with 2,000 beds each will be set up in Sion, at Somaiya Medical Centre in Malad, Crompton Company in Kanjurmarg. In addition, 6,000 more beds will be provided at the existing facilities. In the next phase, the BMC has plans to expand the same to 11 Jumbo COVID centres with a total of 20,000 beds.

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