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BMC plans on adding 40 ICU beds at Worli jumbo facility

At present, the BMC has been able to ready over 1,000 isolation beds at the BKC Modular Hospital set up by MMRDA, 300 beds at the modular hospital at Mahalaxmi and 650 beds at the facility set up in NSCI Dome, Worli

BMC plans on adding 40 ICU beds at Worli jumbo facility
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As of May 28, Mumbai's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 34,000-mark and anticipating a further increase in the number of cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking all the necessary measures. In one such move, the civic body is planning to add 40 new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds at the National Sports Complex of India (NSCI) in Worli, a make-shift jumbo hospital which has been set up for COVID-19 patients.

BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal in a statement on Thursday said, “While the construction of 40-bed ICU at the corona care centre at NSCI in Worli is in full swing, various works at Mahalakshmi Racecourse facility are also nearing completion. The remaining works will be completed in the next two days and both these facilities will be operational from Saturday (May 30, 2020)."

At present, the BMC has been able to ready over 1,000 isolation beds at the BKC Modular Hospital set up by MMRDA, 300 beds at the modular hospital at Mahalaxmi and 650 beds at the facility set up in NSCI Dome, Worli.

Chahal also added that as part of its first phase, 90 per cent of the work for COVID Care Centre with a capacity of 300 beds at Mahalaxmi Racecourse has been completed. Among which, 100 are ICU beds and the civic body is planning to add 126 beds, a plan that is expected to be completed in the next 10-15 days.

On May 26, the principal secretary at the State Health Department had said that about 10 per cent of COVID-19 patients require critical care in Mumbai. In that case, in the 24,507 active cases reported till Wednesday, close to 2,450 patients would require ICU beds. However, the municipal and state-run hospitals account only for 644 ICU beds whereas the number of patients requiring critical care is over four times over. As of May 27, 96 per cent of the ICU beds under BMC were already occupied.

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