New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday opposed the claim of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that a new hospital for Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is being built in the national capital. Shah said that the decision to operate the ten thousand bed centre till June 26 was taken 3 days in advance.
Shah said in a series of tweets that a thousand-bed full hospital is being built for the patients of Covid-19. Which will have 250 ICU beds. He said that this hospital will be ready in the next ten days and the Armed Forces (ITBP) will operate it.
He said, ‘Kejriwal Ji, in our meeting three days ago, a decision has been taken on this and the Ministry of Home Affairs has handed over the task of operating a ten thousand bedded COVID care centre in Radha Swami Satsang, Delhi. The work is going on fast and a large part of the centre will start on 26 June. ‘
Kejriwal wrote a letter to Shah urging him to inspect the ten-bed centre and deploy ITBP and army doctors and nurses to the centre, after which Shah opposed the claim.
Shah said, ‘I want to inform the people of Delhi that a thousand-bed hospital is being built for COVID patients. Which will have 250 ICU beds. DRDO and Tata Trust are constructing the hospital. Armed forces will be stationed here. This COVID care centre will be ready in the next ten days.’
He said that the armed forces have been instructed to provide medical care and care to the Covid-19 patients admitted in railway coaches in Delhi.
He said that 8 thousand additional beds have already been provided on the request of the Delhi Government for the care of Covid-19 patients.