Coronavirus Outbreak: 7,000 beds to be added in Mumbai hospitals over next 14 days to treat COVID-19 patients
By 31 May, Mumbai's bed capacity will be increased by 2,475, including a facility at Bandra (East) which has commenced operations.
Mumbai: Multiple COVID-19 treatment hospitals and centres with a combined capacity of 7,000 beds will come up in Mumbai in the next two weeks, said an official from Maharashtra Chief Minister's office on Monday.
These hospitals and centres, with a combined capacity of 7,000 beds, will come up at Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Goregaon, Dahisar and Mulund in the suburbs, he said.
By 31 May, the city's bed capacity will be increased by 2,475, including a facility at Bandra (East) which has commenced operations, he said.
The state government has started taking over non- public hospitals having at least 100 beds and 20 ICU beds in all wards of the BMC to covert them into COVID-19 care centres.
The number of ambulance is also being increased from 100 now to 450, he said.
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