Army to convert Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment into a 1,000-bed Covid hospital | India News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: With a major surge in the number of serving and retired military personnel being affected by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Army is converting the Base Hospital in Delhi Cantonment into a 1,000-bed facility.
“It should be activated in a week, even as 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany. These will be deployed in the hospital and provide adequate oxygen to the needy,” said Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand.
“A large number of oxygen concentrators are also under procurement,” he added.
The step comes amidst military hospitals across the country being virtually overwhelmed by a growing number of Covid-19 patients, serving personnel and their dependents as well as veterans, almost packing them to their full capacity.
On the vaccination front, almost the entire 13-lakh officers and jawans in the Army have received their first dose, with 80% of them having also received their second dose of vaccine.

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