Watch: DRDO sets up 500-bed Covid care hospital in Uttarakhand's Haldwani

PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 10:19 AM IST
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  • Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat virtually inaugurated a Covid-19 hospital. The 500-bed Covid care centre has been set up by the DRDO in Haldwani. This is the second Covid care centre built by DRDO in the state, after Rishikesh. As per defence ministry, the facility comprises 375 oxygen beds & 125 ICU beds with ventilators. Pathology laboratory, pharmacy, X-ray & ECG facilities are inherent part of the hospital. The Ministry added that the hospital will become fully operational from Thursday. The hospital has been set up within 21 days by a workforce of 350 people. It has been built over an area of 10,000 sqft & equipped with all modern facilities. The centre named after Vipin Chandra Joshi has separate wards for children. Hospital also has a separate ward for mucormycosis or black fungus patients. DRDO had earlier built a 500-bed Covid Care Centre at IDPL in Rishikesh on May 26.

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