Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Race Course To Be Turned Into A Covid Care Centre

by Suchismita Pal
Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Race Course To Be Turned Into A Covid Care Centre

After Delhi, the Mumbai authorities have also planned to set up a Covid Care Centre for the coronavirus affected patients. There is a difference between a quarantine centre and a Covid care centre. While the former keeps asymptomatic patients in isolation for a period of 14 days, the latter is meant for the patients who have tested positive for the virus. In Delhi, the government has already sent notices to some popular hotels to convert them into dedicated facilities for COVID-19 patients. Now, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) is also setting up a Covid care centre in Mumbai’s Mahalakshmi Race Course. This Covid care centre is going to have a capacity of around 1000 beds.

Mumbai To Get A Covid Care Centre With A Capacity of 10,000 beds

Maharashtra is the Indian state that is worst-affected by the deadly coronavirus. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Maharashtra is now around 143, 000. The death toll has crossed. 6739. With the number of cases rising at an alarming rate, the demand for spaces to accommodate the patients is also increasing. Thus, BMC has now thought of adding 1000 new beds in the Mahalakshmi Race Course for effectively treating Covid-19 patients. Also, a few days before, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority ( MMRDA) had added 1000 beds to the makeshift COVID-19 hospital set up at Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. About seven iconic centres in Mumbai have now become quarantine centres.

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Other Ways In Which Mumbai Is Trying To Tackle The Pandemic

The government of Maharashtra had recently announced some relaxations for the lockdown extended till June 30, 2020. India’s financial centre, Mumbai, has taken up several steps to ensure that the protocols of social distancing are being strictly followed. Mumbai Police on June 11 expanded its segway fleet to patrol promenades and sea face in the city. The local trains in Mumbai are operational now, however, they are carrying only 700 people instead of the full capacity of 1200. The cops even arrested 11 people in a Mumbai spa for flouting social distancing norms.

Covid Care Centre
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Though the virus is spreading like wildfire, the authorities are taking every possible step to ensure that the pandemic is put at bay at the soonest possible time. Kudos to all the frontliners for their selfless efforts!

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