India opens world’s largest COVID-19 treatment facility in Delhi


To address the growing corona cases, India recently opened the world’s largest COVID-19 treatment facility. This facility is built to accommodate 10,000 beds.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal inaugurated the care center at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas on Sunday, saying it will play a crucial role in the fight against the pandemic.

The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) will function as an isolation center for mild and asymptomatic patients of the coronavirus disease. It was created by the South Delhi District administration with the support of the Union ministry of home affairs in just 10 days.

“This facility has been created to provide stress-free and mindful isolation to the patients,” a government release said.

Baijal reviewed the availability of beds, oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators, ICUs and medical staff at the center set up in Chhatarpur.

He also congratulated the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on taking over the facility.

While the Delhi government has provided administrative support, the ITBP is the nodal agency operating the Centre under the name “Operation Corona Warriors”.

With the guidance and support of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi now has one of the largest COVID-care facilities in the world, which will play a crucial role in the fight against the pandemic, Baijal said.

“Advised to keep special focus on severely ill patients and if required, shift them to dedicated Covid hospitals. Instructed SDMC to ensure cleanliness and sanitation at the center. Management of Covid center by ITBP is greatly appreciated,” he said in a tweet.

At least 20 patients are expected to reach the facility on Sunday, a senior ITBP official said.

A robust admission and monitoring system has been prepared as an “e-hospital”, wherein details of patients such as the ambulances that brought them in, symptoms, dates of admission etc. will be collected, shared and monitored digitally, the ITBP said.

E-vehicles and ambulances have also been deployed for facilitating the movement of patients inside the center.

Apart from peripheral and close-camp security, a special “Quick Reaction Team” is also deployed at the center to attend to sudden security requirements.

Volunteers from the religious sect of Radha Soami Beas will also help run the center.

The home minister had inspected the facility on June 27 and motivated the ITBP staff deployed there