New Delhi. The world’s largest covid care center in Chhatarpur, Delhi, is going to close within a week. It is called Sardar Patel Kovid Care Center. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) gave this information. On the other hand, the Union Home Ministry has directed the phasing out of two specialized and temporary Kovid-19 care centers in the city in view of the continuous decline in the corona virus cases in Delhi. Officials have given information about this on Tuesday. The management of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Kovid Hospital located in Delhi Cantonment area is under the responsibility of DRDO and the management of Sardar Patel Kovid Care Center in Chhatarpur area of South Delhi.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) to close the health center run by it and directed the Military Forces Medical Service (AFMC) to remove its health personnel from this center. ITBP has also been given similar instructions for covid care of Chhatarpur with immediate effect. A senior Home Ministry official said that both health centers will be closed in a phased manner. Patients who are admitted will be discharged after recovery and new patients will not be admitted. Last year, two temporary health centers were started in June-July. The decision was taken after a review meeting this month with officials of Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, AFMC, ITBP and DRDO.
Officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs said that it has been decided to close both the centers due to the continuous decline in the cases of Kovid-19 in the national capital as well as adequate medical facilities are available. On Monday, 128 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Delhi and one person died. The infection rate is 0.30 percent and 1041 patients are undergoing treatment. It was also discussed in the meeting that the health workers of various Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) working in the ITBP-run center should now send them to the respective places, as they were brought here under special arrangements during the epidemic. The Kovid-19 care center was described as the largest center with 10,000 more beds. At present there is not a single patient in the intensive care unit while there are 60 infected patients in the ward. So far, more than 12,000 patients have been treated at this center located in the premises of Radha Swami Vyas.