In view of rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi and the National Capital Area, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is expanding the potential of COVID-19 beds at the Sardar Patel COVID Treatment Center and Radha Soami Satsang Beas Hospital in Chhatarpur from 2,000 to 3,000 beds, said SS Deswal, Director General (DG), ITBP here on Monday.
Speaking to ANI, Deswal said that the new beds would be supplied with a sufficient supply of medical oxygen and would negate the reports about the lack of medical oxygen at the COVID-19 hospital.
“Till now the operational capacity of the COVID center was 2,000, which we are expanding till 3,000 beds so that all the patients in the Delhi-NCR are treated properly. The added beds will also have medical oxygen supply available on them. We have no shortage of medical oxygen,” said the DG.
He also announced that, following the instructions of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the ability of physicians and medical staff in the COVID-19 center has also been expanded, and there are now enough medical staff to look after as many as 3,000 patients.