While Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) coronavirus case counting increasing very fast day by day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday, inaugurated 3,520-bed coronavirus treatment facilities set up across the Mumbai city via video conference. Out of these, a 955-bed hospital has been set up at Dahisar Check Naka in collaboration with Mumbai Metro. There is 108-bed ICU has been set up in this facility for COVID-19 positives. As the twin city has more than 4400 cases of Coronavirus infection, 200 beds of this hospital have been made available to Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC).
The additional 200-bed facility will help COVID-19 patients. One patient died on Sunday as non-availability of bed at the Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Hospital. These additional beds is a sigh of relief for the Mira Bhayandar citizen.
The 3,520-bed jumbo facility has been set up with the help of CIDCO at Mulund, in collaboration with Mumbai Metro at Dahisar, With CSR fund of Naman Group at Mahalaxmi Race Course and a 120-bed ICU at BKC for the treatment of Corona patients. Along with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Mumbai Guardian Minister Aslam Sheikh, Mumbai Suburban Guardian Minister Aditya Thackeray, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, BMC Commissioner I. S. Chahal were present.
The Chief Minister said that Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to introduce the concept of open space hospitals to combat coronavirus. “Maharashtra has set a record of setting up ICUs in such open space hospitals. Although, these state-of-the-art facilities are temporary, the hospitals status will be maintained. However, it will be working as a permanent hospital. All these facilities are astounding,” he added.
Minister Aditya Thackeray said that Maharashtra has set an example of jumbo facilities for corona treatment. “It is the first state in the country to have an ICU bed with 60 per cent oxygen. Attempts are being made to bring robotic technology in these facilities. Care will be taken to ensure that doctors will be safe while giving treatment to the patients,” said Aditya Thackeray.
Cases in Mira Bhayandar
The Mira Bhayandar continued to witness a spike in the COVID-19 positives. On Tuesday 162 people tested positive for the virus and 4 people succumbed to the infection. However, 176 patients have been recovered.
With Tuesday’s figures, the cumulative positive cases in MBMC has gone up to 4,633, the death toll has climbed to 172. The Municipal Corporation had collected 14,155 swab samples for testing of which 9090 cases are negative. However, reports of 432 swabs sent are still pending. While 3,390 patients have recovered so far.