The world’s largest COVID-care facility has been inaugurated in Delhi by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at Radha Soami Satsang Beas on Sunday. 10,000-bedded Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH) became party operational, as per Delhi government.
The hospital was opened after the announcement of the country’s biggest one-day increase in the number of new infections. The COVID care centre 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.
Just one day before of its launch, India’s Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the care centre. Mr Kejiriwal described the centre as being “among the largest hospitals in the world.” The Home Minister also tweeted saying it will provide a huge relief to the people of Delhi.
Having such a huge amount of beds (10,000 in one single campus), the SPCCCH will need a powerful management system to analyse and operate.
Therefore, the e-Hospital software of NIC is being used to manage all medical operations, right from the admission to treatment, investigation, progress, referral and discharge through software.
The patients will be admitted from all over Delhi through respective District Surveillance Officers. Beds, mattresses, linens, and several other basic infrastructures have been donated by various civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations. The Indian capital state surpasses Mumbai with 99,444 cases with 3,067 deaths so far.