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COVID-19: Amid Dip In Cases, BMC Ponders Shutting Remaining Jumbo Centres

Accounts claim that with cases falling, the majority of these centres do not have enough patients to justify their operations since their average operational costs are also significant.

COVID-19: Amid Dip In Cases, BMC Ponders Shutting Remaining Jumbo Centres
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With the daily COVID-19 cases dwindling in Mumbai, curtailing the hospital occupancy as well, reports claim that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is pondering over dismantling the remaining COVID-19 jumbo facilities in the city. Presently, exclusive of the coronavirus centres, three jumbo facilities are functioning. These are located at BKC, Malad and Kanjurmarg

Accounts claim that with cases falling, the majority of these centres do not have enough patients to justify their operations since their average operational costs are also significant. Further, with an improvement in the coronavirus condition, the civic body is considering dismantling the remaining centres and moving the equipment to the civic hospitals. 

Additional commissioner, BMC, Sanjeev Kumar, was quoted in a narrative by the Indian Express elaborating on how they are planning to close the remaining centres, however, he added that before arriving at a decision they will talk to the COVID task force.

Earlier in March, the civic authority closed down the centres in Dahisar and Mulund. Following this, the NESCO centre in Goregaon was also shut down, reports mentioned. 

Apart from medicines, the jumbo centres come equipped with ICU beds, ventilators, BiPAP machines, and monitors, amongst others. It has been reported that now the jumbo centres are moving their equipment to civic hospitals.

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