The makeshift hospital has been equipped with ventilator and will work in three shifts.

Patna: The Bihar government deployed three separate teams of doctors from Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) at chief minister Nitish Kumar’s residence to run a makeshift hospital after a close relative of CM tested Covid positive on Tuesday.

The makeshift hospital has been equipped with ventilator and doctors deployed at CM’s residence will work in three shifts. The makeshift hospital will work 24×7.

The relative who tested positive was shifted to AIIMS Patna late Monday evening.

Health department official said that members of infected persons’s family have been put under quarantine and asked not to move out of the house. The entire house is being sanitized and it will continue.

 “A roster has been prepared for doctors and nurses. Each shift has two doctors and a nurse. The hospital will function round the clock,” the additional secretary’s order said.

All the people living in the CM’s residence had been tested for Covid-19 in the past.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sample was also sent for test on July 4 and tested negative. Other 16 people of the Chief Minister’s residence were taken, but the report of all of them was negative.