Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal today inaugurated the 10,000-bedded Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Delhi. The South Delhi District Administration, with support of the Ministry of Home Affairs, created the facility on an emergent basis in a record time of 10 days after the Hindu religious and charitable organisation donated a part of their sprawling compound to the government for the noble cause.
This is the world’s largest COVID care facility. It will function as an isolation centre for mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients. At least 10% of the beds have oxygen facility in case the patient develops severe breathlessness and requires tertiary hospital care.
Operationally, the SPCCCH has been linked to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital. The referral tertiary care hospitals are Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital.
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will run the first 2,000 beds as of now. The hospital houses 170 doctors, including specialists, and more than 700 nurses and paramedics.
This coronavirus treatment centre in the Chhatarpur area of Delhi is the “largest” of its kind in the world. “The Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital has been developed to help the citizens of Delhi and NCR who are affected by the coronavirus. Our team of doctors and medical staffs will take care of this facility,” the government announced.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also visited the DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy also present.
The facility will function as an isolation centre for mild and asymptomatic COVID positive patients. 10% of the beds will have oxygen facility in case the patient develops severe breathlessness and requires tertiary hospital care, read a statement.
This facility, having large number of beds, to the tune of 10,000 in one single campus, requires speed of management as well as analysis and operations that makes it imperative to explore extensive use of IT. Therefore, the e-Hospital software of NIC is being used to manage all medical operations, right from admission to treatment, investigation, progress, referral and discharge through software. The patients will be admitted from all over Delhi through respective District Surveillance Officers.
Most of the basic infrastructure such as beds, matresses, linens, etc. has been donated by various civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations. This facility has been created to provide a stress-free and mindful isolation to the patients. A recreational centre has been made available to the patients along with a library, board games, skipping ropes, etc. They will be provided 5 healthy meals a day along with immunity boosting chawanprash, juices, hot kadha etc.