Mumbai's BKC to soon have 1k bedded COVID-19 facility

Mumbai's BKC to soon have 1k bedded COVID-19 facility

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Mumbai, May 6: A makeshift 1,000-bedded mega-special hospital is coming up at a fast pace in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) area of this metropolitan, an official apprised on Wednesday.

It is being constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA) at a sprawling ground normally used for exhibitions, political rallies and mega socio-cultural events. "The work on the hospital started on April 28. It will be ready within a fortnight as a major isolation facility for non-critical COVID-19 cases," the official said.

On May 5, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde - who is overseeing the project - visited the BKC to review the progress of the work. "The 1,000-bed hospital is coming up on the lines of the hospital in Wuhan," remarked Minister Shinde.

MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner RA Rajeev is managing the construction work of the hospital, touted as the largest facility being built by the government so far. The new hospital will have oxygen facilities, pathological laboratory, laundry, and cabins for doctors and nurses. (UNI)