Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Adequate healthcare infrastructure and facilities have been set-up across the country for COVID-19 management

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today visited the COVID Care Centre (CCC) at Mandoli Jail, New Delhi to review status of COVID-19 management. Keeping in view the emerging requirements for hospital preparedness, Mandoli CCC is Police Residential Complex turned dedicated COVID-19 Centre consisting of adequate isolation rooms and beds for COVID-19 patients with mild/very mild symptoms.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, “Adequate healthcare infrastructure and facilities have been set-upacross the country for COVID-19 management. These havebeen divided into three categories viz. Dedicated COVID Hospitals (DCHs), Dedicated COVID Health Centres (DCHCs) and COVID Care Centres (CCCs) with adequate number of isolation beds, ICU beds and other facilities.”

Informing about the number of such facilities, he added, “A total of 855Dedicated COVID Hospitals have been identified across the country with 1,65,723 Beds (1,47,128 Isolation Beds + ICU Beds);1,984Dedicated COVID Health Centres with 1,31,352 Beds (1,21,403 Isolation Beds + 9,949ICU Beds); and, 4,362 COVID Care Centres with 3,46,856beds. Delhi has 17COVID Care Centreswith a capacity for around 5,000 beds.”

“In last few days, I have been visiting various Dedicated COVID Hospitals such as AIIMS Trauma Centre, Delhi, LNJP, RML, Safdarjung, AIIMS Jhajjar, Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital,LHMCto review the preparedness of COVID-19. This time I decided to visit this MandoliCOVID Care Centre and witness the arrangements made by this center”, he said.