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BMC adds 1500 beds at NESCO COVID Care Centre, which includes 1,000 oxygen beds

According to the BMC dashboard, there are 21,883 covid beds, of which 15,753 are occupied, while 6,130 are lying vacant. Similarly, 70 of the total 2,923 ICU beds are vacant and 22 of 1,501 ventilators are vacant until May 2.

BMC adds 1500 beds at NESCO COVID Care Centre, which includes 1,000 oxygen beds
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has added 1,500 beds at the NESCO Jumbo Covid Centre in Goregaon. Of which 1,000 are oxygen beds and the remaining 500 beds are general beds. The facility was inaugurated yesterday, May 3, by the Minister for industries, Subhash Desai.

This comes as the demand for COVID beds has reduced. The demand for oxygen has increased in the last 10 days, but now everything is streamlined.

These beds have been set up in the 'E' hall of the COVID-centre, of which 200 beds have been functional on Monday while the remaining beds will be utilised phase-wise.

With this, the capacity of the centre has increased to 3,700 beds. In this second phase, 1000 oxygen beds have been added to this Covid care facility along with 500 general beds.

Nearly 30 per cent of overall COVID-19 beds across Mumbai are lying vacant, while around 40 per cent of Covid beds in the private hospitals are still occupied by the patients.

As per the data, 6,395 of the total 15,753 beds are occupied at the private hospitals, which mean 40.59 per cent.

The BMC will be adding 300 ICU beds at the jumbo COVID centres and hospitals in a phased manner. Civic officials said they have enough beds vacant for coronavirus patients and will increase in future.

According to the BMC dashboard, there are 21,883 covid beds, of which 15,753 are occupied, while 6,130 are lying vacant. Similarly, 70 of the total 2,923 ICU beds are vacant and 22 of 1,501 ventilators are vacant until May 2. Currently, their focus is on increasing ICU and ventilators beds. Around 100 ICU and ventilators beds were set up on Monday at jumbo centres.

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