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MMRDA works on setting up second coronavirus facility

The facility is equipped to treat critically ill patients. Officials have ensured that the facility is provided with ICU and oxygen beds.

MMRDA works on setting up second coronavirus facility
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The number of coronavirus cases in the city of Mumbai has been increasing over the last few weeks observing this the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started increasing the number of beds in the hospitals and treatment centres. Further, many government organizations have also started setting up the COVID-19 centres to avoid inconvenience to patients infected with the coronavirus. 

As per the recent announcement, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has also taken an initiative to set up a COVID-19 centre. The facility is said out of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and it is said that this phase of this facility was handed over to the Municipal Corporation on Wednesday. One phase of this COVID-19 centre was set up in April and catered to a growing number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai and its suburbs. 

This new phase of the centre which began in the month of May has an additional setup of a thousand beds. This COVID-19 centre also has a thousand beds with a hundred bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU). MMRDA officials informed the hospital has the facility to treat patients with severe symptoms.  Further, the facilities are equipped to treat dialysis and a total of nine hundred beds have been provided with oxygen. 

The facility has been created using plywood flooring which has been laid 9 inches above the ground to ensure that there is no waterlogging during Mumbai monsoons. Further, a PVC covering has been provided so that it can withstand a wind speed of around 80 km/h.

Besides this, the Mumbai Metro Railway Cooperation (MMRC) is also setting up a to COVID-19 centre and the work for the same will be completed soon. One of these centres will be set up near the Dahisar check naka and we'll have a total of 800 beds and 200 beds with oxygen facilities. The other centre will be set up near the Borivali RTO office, which will facilitate 250 beds and can help with the treatment of critically ill patients and cases with dialysis.

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