MMRDA update : After successfully completing Phase I of the makeshift COVID-19 Hospital in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) grounds, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has begun base work and ground levelling of Phase II comprising an additional 1,000-bed facility. The facility will be constructed a little ahead of the existing Phase I of the COVID-19 care centre which was handed over to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on May 18.
The Charismatic aura of a true leader ensures the morale of the team is always lifted. Shri. R. A. Rajeev Leading from the front on a site visit for the 2nd COVID19 Hospital being constructed by MMRDA at BKC. pic.twitter.com/I1KpDplZxK
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- In Phase I, the Authority started working on the 1008-bed facility project on May 2 and it was completed on May 16. Of the 1008 beds, 504 are non-oxygen facility beds while the remaining 504 beds have oxygen facility in the area of 240×40 meters.
- The Phase II of the hospital will have 100 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facility beds while the other 900 beds will be divided into oxygen and non-oxygen facility equally. The Phase II facility will be treating critical symptomatic patients.
MMRCL update : The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) is constructing two covid care facilities – one isolation facility with approximately 800 beds including 200 Oxygenated beds at Dahisar Check Naka; and another at Kander pada near Borivali RTO office with 250 beds having High Dependency units(HDU) and ICUs with dialysis facilities. The work is being completed on a war footing and expected to be completed in next 2 weeks.
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