MP's largest COVID-19 care center set up in Indore
Madhya Pradesh's largest COVID-19 care center has come up in Indore with various items like clothes for patients, beddings, and oxygen machines worth Rs. 5 crore donated by people, a senior state official said. The center has been set up within a fortnight, the MP government's COVID-19 advisory committee member Dr. Nishant Khare told reporters on Monday.
The capacity can be raised to 6,000 beds: Dr. Khare
The center is equipped with beds made out of cardboard which can be easily disposed of after use, Dr. Khare mentioned. Located in a community Satsang complex on the Khandwa Road, the facility will have 600 beds in the initial phase and the capacity can be raised to 6,000 beds if required, he said. It is the largest such facility in MP, he added.
Patients with mild symptoms will be kept at the center
"Various items, like clothes for patients, beddings, and oxygen machines worth Rs. 5 crore, were donated by industrial groups, traders' bodies, and social organizations," the official said. "Patients having mild symptoms of COVID-19 and those living in small houses where they cannot stay isolated will be kept in this center," he said.
Indore has reported 92,768 cases and 1,062 deaths
Four private hospitals have been entrusted with the responsibility of providing medical and nursing facilities at the center, he said. Indore, which is MP's worst-hit city, has so far reported 92,768 cases of viral infection and 1,062 deaths, as per official data.
No permissions will be given for weddings till April 30
"No permission will be given for weddings as there's a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission. People are requested to postpone their weddings and stay home till April 30," said Indore District Magistrate Manish Singh, as reported by Hindustan Times. "This will help us reduce numbers as hospitals' capacity is full now," he added.
Partial lockdown extended in Indore till April 23
Singh had also extended the partial lockdown that was imposed in light of the COVID-19 spread till April 23, an official said. The partial lockdown has been in effect in the district since April 12. Singh in an order said the "corona curfew" in the limits of the urban bodies' in the district has been extended till April 23 due to high risk.