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    Delhi ramps up its Covid response with biggest treatment centre in the world

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    Covid fight intensifies
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    Covid fight intensifies

    With the number of Covid cases in Delhi expected to touch 5.5 lakh by the end of July, the need to ramp up treatment facilities is crucial. The temporary, 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre set up in the Capital could possibly also be the biggest such facility in the world.

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    Located on the Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in Chhatarpur, the largest corona care facility in the world has a covered area of 12,50,000 sq feet - which is equal to 22 football fields.

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    Medical team

    The medical operations will be managed by the Indo Tibetan Border Police, where over 1,000 doctors and paramedics are expected to be deployed. ITBP was also the first organisation in the country to set up a Covid facility when it started a 1,000-bed centre in southwest Delhi's Chhawla in January.

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    The beds will be divided into 100 sections, with 1,000 being equipped with oxygen points. There are 5,000 fans and 1,000 commodes and urinals for the comfort of the patients. The centre has been set up to treat asymptomatic Covid-positive people or those with mild symptoms.

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    DRDO's facility
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    DRDO's facility

    In addition to this, another 1,000-bed air-conditioned facility is being readied by DRDO. Located near Delhi's International Airport, this facility will have four sections of 250 beds each, with one fitted with oxygen and ICU facilities.

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