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CIDCO readies COVID care facility at Mulund's Richardson & Cruddas campus

The facility will have all the required technological equipment to deal with asymptomatic patients as well as mild symptoms of COVID-19.

CIDCO readies COVID care facility at Mulund's Richardson & Cruddas campus
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The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is setting up a 1,800-bed COVID care facility at Mulund's Richardson & Cruddas campus. The facility will come as an addition to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) preparations in the fight against coronavirus. The work for the COVID care facility is expected to be finished by June 10.

The number of COVID-19 cases has increased in Mumbai as well as MMR, which is why the state government is looking to increase its efforts in developing COVID care facilities in Mulund and Thane region. Alongside, the 1,000-bed second COVID-dedicated facility by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) at BKC is also expected to be ready soon.

Coming back to the facility that is being set up by CIDCO, currently, the development authority is carrying out the exterior construction work. The facility will have all the required technological equipment to deal with asymptomatic patients as well as mild symptoms of COVID-19. Along with this, the people who live in congested areas and are unable to follow quarantine protocols will also be isolated at this facility.

Ashwin Mudgal, CIDCO Joint Managing Director stated that they are ensuring that the work for the facility is completed according to the set deadline.

The proposal to set up a COVID care facility at the sprawling Richardson & Cruddas campus near R-Mall in Mulund had been made long ago. However, with MMRDA working to set up the facilities at BKC, the plan looked bleak. However, CIDCO took up the responsibility and stepped up to carry out the construction of the 1,800-bed facility.

Earlier, on May 24, Mumbai City Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh had visited the COVID care centre (jumbo facility) at Byculla's Richardson and Cruddas Factory. The facility has been set up with 800 beds for COVID-19 patients, of which, 300 beds will have oxygen support. 

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