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ITBP Covid 500-bed oxygen center to start in Delhi on Monday | India News


NEW DELHI: A 500-oxygen bed Covid care center operated by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in south Delhi will open on Monday as coronavirus cases surge in the national capital, the national capital said. authorities on Sunday.
Treatment at this center will be free, they said.
“The Covid Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Care Center (SPCCC) will begin operating at 10 am on April 26. No walk-in admissions will be conducted,” said ITBP spokesperson Vivek Kumar Pandey.
Admission to the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Covid Care Center (SPCCC) will be made based on referral from the District Watch Officers (DSO) of the respective Delhi districts, it said.
“All medical treatment, medicine, food and other facilities will be provided at no cost,” said Pandey.
A brief standard operating procedure (SOP) issued on Sunday said that patients after obtaining a referral from a DSO will report to the SPCCC reception and after initial documentation their physical examination will be performed and subsequently admitted.
“They will be provided with a kit after their admission and the stress counselors will also be delegates for the patients,” said Pandey.
Meanwhile, ITBP CEO SS Deswal visited the Covid care center set up within the Radha Soami Beas campus on Sunday and met with a team of doctors and administrative staff from the force and other organizations that will lead the facility to reopen in Delhi. Government request in view of a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in Delhi.
Delhi recorded the highest single-day increase in its deaths from Covid-19 with 357 more people succumbing to the viral illness on Saturday, as well as more than 24,000 new cases.
A team of 50 doctors from the ITBP and other organizations, around 80 paramedics and nurses, security personnel from the border guard force and other administrative personnel will run the center.
The Ministry of the Interior (MHA) had declared on April 22 that the SPCCC, which was put into operation in July last year and closed in February this year when coronavirus infections decreased in the national capital, would be resumed on request. from the Delhi government as cases are increasing rapidly once again.
A total of 11,657 patients with Covid-19 were treated at this center between July and February.
The ITBP was raised in the wake of the 1962 Chinese aggression and is tasked primarily with protecting the 3,488 km long Royal Line of Control (LAC) with China, as well as playing a variety of roles in the domain of the internal security of the country. country.

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