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DRDO sets up 500-bed Covid-19 hospital in Patna

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New Delhi: In a bid to support Bihar Govt’s fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has established a 500-bed Covid-19 hospital in Patna. The hospital has 125 ICU beds and every bed has oxygen supply. The hospital has been inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai on Monday. The hospital located in the newly constructed ESIC Hospital at Bihar, has been built on the lines of the 1,000 Bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital at Delhi Cantt built by DRDO.

In addition to this, Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Trust has allocated funds for the hospital. Another such hospital will be set up in Muzaffarpur.

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The infrastructure facilities for the hospital include the already existing seven-storied ESIC hospital with power, air conditioning, water supply, fire fighting, diesel generator backup, oxygen piping to each bed, lifts and morgue.

DRDO has provided the infrastructure for the hospital such as the administrative block including Doctor’s room, triage area, visitors area and reception, ICU beds with ventilators, 125 monitors, 375 normal beds, 10 KL cryogenic liquid medical oxygen vessel, oxygen supply to every bed,  PPE kits and sanitizers, CCTV surveillance system, housekeeping services including consumable items, pharmacy, medical pathology lab, catering services, laundry services, ambulance service, computerized hospital management system, professional manning & maintenance staff for specialised services like electrical system, air conditioning system, DG sets etc.

Doctors, nurses, and other supporting medical staff etc for the hospital have been provided by the Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS).

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The government of Bihar will provide free of cost facilities such as 2 Lakh Ltrs of water per day, 6 MVA electric supply and security arrangements for the hospital.

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