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BMC to increase number of beds at COVID-19 jumbo centres

There are a total of 12,748 beds in municipal and private hospitals in Mumbai, 1,000 beds in Goregaon Nesco centre, 200 beds in the jumbo centre on the Mahalakshmi Racecourse.

BMC to increase number of beds at COVID-19 jumbo centres
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In order to prepare itself for the third wave of the coronavirus, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is touted to set up a jumbo COVID-19 centre with a capacity of 2,000 beds at Goregaon.

Similarly, centres with the same bed capacity are being set up across Mumbai. The jumbo COVID-19 centre at Mahalakshmi Racecourse is being reactivated.

Moreover, sixteen oxygen plants will be set up in 12 hospitals of the municipality. This will provide 45 metric tons of oxygen per day. Also, two thousand litres per minute and three thousand litres per minute oxygen production system will be set up. Hospitals will be provided with about 1,200 oxygen concentrators with a capacity of 10 litres per minute. Meanwhile, COVID-19 centres are also to be set up at Malad, Kanjurmarg and in the city.

There are a total of 12,748 beds in municipal and private hospitals in Mumbai, 1,000 beds in Goregaon Nesco centre, 200 beds in the jumbo centre on the Mahalakshmi Racecourse.

On the other hand, the civic body is reportedly planning to initiate a ward-wise vaccination centre for the coronavirus from next week. According to sources, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal gave the information regarding the same in the hearing held on Thursday, May 13.

Moreover, the vaccination centre will have the capacity to vaccinate about 70,000 people every day. In addition, authorities hope that if such camps are started, senior citizens and others who could not go to the vaccination centre would get vaccinated. Meanwhile, municipal employees can go to housing societies and vaccinate them as well.

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