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DRDO sets up 500 bed COVID hospital in Patna

By Team BiharConnect

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has set up 500 bed Covid hospital in Patna and is in the process to set up another such facility in Muzaffarpur. Out of the 500 bed, 125 are ICU beds.

The new facility is located at ESIC Hospital at Bihta in the state capital. It has been built on the lines of the 1000 bed Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital at Delhi Cantt.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai inaugurated the hospital in Patna on Monday.
The hospital has been funded by Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Trust.

The infrastructure facilities for the hospital include the already existing seven storied ESIC hospital with Power, air conditioning, Water supply, Fire Fighting and Diesel Generator Backup, Oxygen piping to each bed, Lifts and Morgue.
DRDO has provided infrastructure for the hospital such as the Administrative Block including Doctor’s room, Triage Area, Visitors Area and Reception; ICU Beds with Ventilators, monitors : 125 Nos; Normal Beds : 375 Nos.; 10 KL Cryogenic Liquid Medical oxygen Vessel; Oxygen supply to every bed; PPE Kits and Sanitizers; CCTV Surveillance System; Housekeeping Services including consumable items; Pharmacy, Medical Pathology Lab, Catering Services, Laundry Services, Ambulance Service; Computerized Hospital Management System; Professional Manning & Maintenance Staff for specialised services like Electrical System, Air conditioning System, DG Sets, etc.
Doctors, nurses, and other supporting medical staff etc for the hospital have been provided by the Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS).
Bihar Government will provide free of cost facilities such as 2 Lakh Ltrs of water per day, 6 MVA electric supply and security arrangements for the hospital.

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