Chennai Trade Centre to have 904-bed COVID care facility

A COVID Care Center with 904 beds will soon be built in the Chennai Trade Center (CTC). On Tuesday, Prime Minister MK Stalin visited the center and viewed the work in progress. He instructed the officials not to put the facility into operation at the earliest.

The facility will have 11 kl oxygen storage facilities, and 504 of the 904 beds will be oxygen, according to a press release.

In addition to the establishment in the CTC, there is a proposal to develop a COVID Care Center with more than 5,000 beds in Athipet. That said, care centers at Injambakkam, Manjambakkam and Tondiarpet Communicable Disease Hospital have opened, officials said.

Greater Chennai Corporation has introduced home triaging for COVID-19 patients. In addition, the citizenship opened screening centers at 15 locations on Tuesday.

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said the number of COVID-19 cases in the city is increasing, particularly due to the Omicron variant. Up to 4,200 active cases have been reported by the Greater Chennai Corporation and 2,180 of the patients have been allowed to quarantine at home.

The citizenry has appointed five COVID-19 volunteers for each of the city’s 200 districts.

The volunteers will visit COVID-19 patients daily to review their needs.

In order to stay in contact with the COVID-19 patients in quarantine at home, the citizens’ authority has reintroduced the telephone call facility in the zone headquarters of the 15 zones. Each zone will have five telephone callers along with a medical officer. As of Thursday, 45 ambulances are expected to be deployed in Ripon buildings by ministers to assist COVID-19 patients. There are currently 22 ambulances being used to take patients to hospitals and 15 screening centers.

“The number of cases is increasing rapidly. The Greater Chennai Corporation took it very seriously and we are proactively trying to anticipate what additional infrastructure will be required. The company has four or five strategies. We have set up a home triaging system. People shouldn’t compromise on masking. You should also get vaccinated, ”said Mr. Bedi.

The Minister for Hindu Religious and Charitable Foundations, Sekarbabu, opened a COVID-19 screening center at Barathi Arts College in the Royapuram zone on Tuesday.


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