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Mumbai gets one more jumbo Covid centre amid possible third wave

Considering the possibility of a third wave and Delta Plus variant of coronavirus, today Maharashtra CM inaugurated another jumbo COVID centre in Mumbai’s Malad area.

This jumbo facility has been constructed by MMRDA which has a capacity of 2170 beds. It also has 1535 oxygen beds, 190 ICU beds.

As per reports that the third wave could hit children more, 200 pediatric beds and 50 pediatric ICU beds have been also added to this new jumbo Covid centre.

The state govt has increased the bed capacity in all jumbo Covid centres. Soon the govt will start jumbo COVID centers at the Worli race course, Sion, and Kanjurmarg.

While inauguration, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said, “We have to learn from our past, though COVID positive cases are going down but spread of Delta Plus variant is still concern hence in such situation we shouldn’t lower our guard. State govt has capacity to inoculate 15 lakh people everyday.”

Further CM added that “When other countries are facing another wave of COVID we can’t sit silent, during the first wave we built BKC jumbo Covid centre in record time. I want to assure the people of Maharashtra that the health of citizens and constricting new medical infrastructure is our priority.”

Across the city during the first & second wave, 77 thousand patients got treatment in various jumbo COVID centres. State govt is planning to start new COVID centres which will add extra 8320 beds to the total tally which includes oxygen beds, ICU beds.

There will be 600 separate beds of children. State govt has started their preparation across the state to tackle the possible upcoming third wave.

 

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