Delhi to get world's biggest COVID-19 facility
New Delhi : Delhi will be getting world's biggest COVID-19 facility for the treatment of coronavirus patients amid fears of high number of cases in future.
The national capital currently has more than 44,000 infections and recorded the highest number of deaths - 93 - in a 24-hour period (till Tuesday evening).
South Delhi’s Radha Soami Spiritual Centre will be converted into a care facility. It will have over 200 halls and 10,000 beds.
The area of the spiritual centre is as large as the over 22 football fields. There will also be a provision of accommodation for doctors at one side of the facility.
“The complex will be fully ready by June 30 for the treatment of the patients. It is being constructed with tents. It will have adequate lighting and fans. Coolers will also be installed in each hall,” an official of the centre was quoted as saying by new outlets.
To ensure ample amount of beds available for the patients, the Delhi government has been converting hotels into COVID-19 facilities attached with the hospitals.
With the number of Covid-19 tests in the national capital increasing to 7,786 on Tuesday, the positivity rate - the number of people who tested positive among those tested – has come down to almost 24 per cent.