Chennai Trade Centre will soon have 904-bed Covid care facility

Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin inspected work in progress at the Chennai Trade Center and instructed officials to get the facility up and running as soon as possible. The facility will also have 11 kiloliters of oxygen

The Chennai Trade Center will soon have a 904-bed Covid care facility

Prime Minister MK Stalin instructed the officials not to put the 904-bed Covid care center into operation at the earliest. (File photo)

The Chennai Trade Center (CTC) in Nandambakkam near Chennai Airport will soon have a 904-bed Covid Care facility. Prime Minister MK Stalin visited the center on Tuesday January 4th and viewed the work in progress.

He instructed the officials not to put the facility into operation at the earliest.

A press release has confirmed that the facility will have 11 kiloliter of oxygen storage. Of the 904 beds, 504 are supplied with oxygen.

Several Covid care centers have opened and are operational in different parts of Chennai.

Nursing centers in Injambakkam, Manjambakkam and Tondiarpet Hospital for Communicable Diseases have officially opened. There is also a proposal to develop a COVID Care Center with more than 5,000 beds in Athipet near Ambattur.

The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) also opened screening centers at 15 locations on Tuesday. Citizens’ Bureau has reported that there are 4,200 active cases in Chennai and 1,280 patients are allowed to be quarantined at home.

The GCC also appointed five Covid-19 volunteers for each of the 200 stations in Chennai. These volunteers visit the infected patients and check them daily.

The zone headquarters in the 15 zones across Chennai have been equipped with telephone calling facilities. This is done to keep in contact with Covid-19 patients who are under quarantine at home.

On January 6, Thursday, 45 ambulances are expected to be deployed by ministers in the Ripon building to help Covid-19 patients. There are currently 22 ambulances on duty to take patients to hospitals and screening centers.

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