The Pune Municipal Corporation starts the construction work in the Balewadi sports complex. Furthermore, the officials are planning to transform it into the 10K coronavirus dedicated temporary hospital.
Shekhar Gaikwad (Municipal Commissioner) revealed that the groundwork started. The capacity of the hospital is 10,000 beds.
Gaikwad is planning and preparing for the worse conditions in the Pune city. Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations can avail of the benefits of the hospital.
Around 30% of India’s coronavirus cases detected in Maharashtra state. Moreover, Mumbai and Pune are the hotspots as maximum cases found in these two big cities.
Therefore, the local hospital in these two cities is working in full capacity. The officials are looking at the rising trend of coronavirus patients in Pune. They need more hospitals for COVID19 patients and quarantine centers.
PMC engineers made the site visit of the Balewadi sports complex. Then, they have prepared the plans for the construction of the hospital too. The sports complex is completely fenced.
Temporary COVID19 dedicated hospital construction in Balewadi Sports Complex
Meanwhile, the PMC is purchasing low-cost beds for the hospital. Steel beds cost less than 1K used for the patients. In the planning process, the medical team is guiding the engineering of the group.
They decided to erect the portable oxygen ventilators for the hospital. PMC commissioner told that they have already appointed the staff people for the construction procedure.
Soon, they will hire the staff from the government hospital to manage the temporary center for corona patients. Ajit Pawar (Guardian Minister, Pune District) visited the city to check the condition.
Then, he decided to make a hospital in the Balewadi. The positive coronavirus patients are increasing at a fast pace in Pune. Still, the city is battling with the adverse condition of the migrant workers in the area.
On the other hand, the Maharashtra CM announced that all the private doctors have to give their time for the treatment of corona patients. If they don’t do so, then their license will cancel.