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.
India now has 15,044 active cases of COVID-19. There was a decrease of 375 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours
India's COVID-19 daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.42 per cent, marginally lower than 0.44 per cent a day ago, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.57 per cent
The health ministry informed that the active cases stand at 0.04 per cent of the total coronavirus infections in the country