A 1000-Bed Mega Hospital Is Coming Up In Mumbai’s BKC, Will Be Ready In A Fortnight

by Gizel Menezes
A 1000-Bed Mega Hospital Is Coming Up In Mumbai’s BKC, Will Be Ready In A Fortnight

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to claw its way into the city of Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) plans to put up a tough fight.

According to latest reports, the MMRDA is constructing a 1,000-bed mega hospital in the commercial hub of Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Mumbai To Get A 1000-Bed Wuhan-Type Hospital In BKC

The ground at BKC, which is normally used for exhibitions, political rallies and mega cultural-social events, is currently being transformed into sprawling 1000-bed hospital, with state-of-the-art amenities.

Constructed by the MMRDA, the hospital will be developed on the lines of the Wuhan hospital in China and will be used as a major isolation facility for non-critical coronavirus patients.

The entire process is being monitored by MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner R. A. Rajeev and is by far deemed to be biggest project taken up by the authority in the city. According to officials, the work on the hospital began on April 28 and will be completed within a fortnight.

The hospital will be equipped with a pathological laboratory, laundry, oxygen facilities and cabins for doctors and nurses among other amenities. As per MMRDA, an additional facility of up to 5,000 beds can be added to the hospital if a requirement springs up in future.

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Several Other Corona Care Centres Will Be Constructed In Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is also planning to set up several such corona care centres in the city, which will not only act as locations for quarantine and isolation but will also help to monitor asymptomatic cases.

Mumbai is currently the worst hit city in India with regard to the coronavirus cases and casualties. Emerging as the corona capital of the country, it has 11,219 COVID-positive patients and 437 casualties till date.

Kudos to MMRDA for their unparalleled efforts in enhancing the healthcare system of Mumbai and keeping its spirit alive!

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