The Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre, the largest facility of its kind in India, became partly operational on Sunday, with 2,000 of its 10,000 beds available, according to the Delhi government.
India’s Home Minister Amit Shah in addition to Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the care center on Saturday ahead of its launch.
In a message posted on Twitter of which day, Kejriwal described the center as being “among the largest hospitals inside the globe.”
Meanwhile, the Home Minister tweeted of which the 10,000-bed facility “might provide huge relief to the people of Delhi.”
The administration in addition to operations of the facility will be run by the Indo-Tiberan Border Police (ITBP), Shah confirmed.
“I applaud our courageous ITBP personnel, who might be operating of which COVID Care facility during these trying times. Their commitment to serve the nation in addition to people of Delhi can be unparalleled,” he added in a tweet.
The opening of the hospital coincided with the Discharge of India health ministry data on Sunday which showed the largest rise inside the daily number of fresh Covid-19 cases.
The country reported 19,906 fresh infections in addition to 410 fresh deaths via the virus, bringing the total to 528,859 positive cases in addition to 16,095 fatalities.
Delhi became the country’s worst-hit city on Wednesday, surpassing Mumbai’s coronavirus tally. Only the west India state of Maharashtra with 159,133 cases has had more infections than the capital.