The State of Ahmedabad is adding one more dedicated COVID-19 hospital to its existing set of hospitals. A 950 Bed facility Dhanvantari Covid Hospital will soon become functional. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) helped in setting up the hospital in collaboration with the Gujarat government.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister along with several officials visited and checked preparations. “This facility has been set up by DRDO in collaboration with the Gujarat Government. It has around 950 oxygen beds, including 250 ICU beds. It has all the necessary equipment and facilities including CT Scan,” Shah said.
“To address needs that might arise in near future, a 1,200-bed hospital will come up soon at the Helipad ground in Gandhinagar. While the Tata Trust would bear the expenditure, the facility will be set up by the DRDO and it will have 600 ICU beds,” the home minister further added.
The Centre recently announced that 25 doctors and 75 paramedics from paramilitary forces would be deployed at the facility.