A 32-bed Covid isolation center for students and campus residents was set up at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the national capital on Jan. 21 by order of the Delhi government’s Ministry of Health.
The center, set up in one of JNU’s dormitories, is affiliated with the Pt. affiliated with the Government of Delhi. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital which will provide manpower, logistics, consumables and medicines. It is overseen by the New Delhi District Administration.
The JNU Student Union (JNUSU) has called for the establishment of an on-campus Covid care center, saying several on-campus students have been infected with the coronavirus disease amid the ongoing third wave of the pandemic.
On May 13, 2021, in the midst of the second wave, the Delhi High Court had also ordered the JNU administration to set up a Covid care center on campus.
Meanwhile, Delhi on Saturday reported 11,486 new cases of Covid-19 and 45 related deaths, although the positivity rate fell slightly to 16.36 percent. On Friday it was 18.04 percent.
Saturday’s deaths were the highest number in one day due to Covid-19 this month.