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Army to convert Base hospital into 1000-bed Covid facility

Army PRO Col. Aman Anand said that the hospital is in the process of expanding its oxygen capacity, and 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany for the purpose.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
April 23, 2021 2:18:25 am
On Tuesday, the Army had said the hospital was being converted into an exclusive Covid-19 facility for personnel and veterans starting Thursday.

The Army has decided to expand its exclusive Covid facility in Delhi Cantonment to 1,000 beds from its present 350-bed capacity now. The facility is likely to be activated within a week, the Army said.

Army PRO Col. Aman Anand said that the hospital is in the process of expanding its oxygen capacity, and 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany for the purpose. These plants will be deployed in static and provide oxygen to patients. Anand said “a large number of oxygen concentrators are also under process.

The Indian Express had Wednesday reported that a retired Brigadier, infected with Covid-19, died earlier this week while being taken by his son to Chandigarh after failing to get admitted to any hospital in Delhi, including the Base Hospital or DRDO Covid-19 facility.

On Tuesday, the Army had said the hospital was being converted into an exclusive Covid-19 facility for personnel and veterans starting Thursday.

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