The soaring number of COVID cases in Cuttack has to lead to come up with new centres for the house patients. So, the Cuttack Municipality Corporation (CMC) decided to use Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium and Barabati Stadium as COVID Care Centres for the low-risk asymptomatic patients.
According to the sources around 200 beds in Barabati Stadium and Indoor stadium will be turned into COVID care facilities. 75 beds have already been set up in the air-conditioned corporate boxes where the patients will be treated.
For the first time in Odisha, the stadiums will be turned in the COVID care facilities. Till now Cuttack has reported a total number of 1431 cases and 47 new cases in the last 24 hours. Ananya Das, CMC Commissioner, and a team of officials visited the stadiums so that as soon as possible it will be ready to accommodate the low-risk Coronavirus cases patients.
She stated that “Initially we were planning to set up a 100-bed centre on the Barabati stadium. As of now, 75 beds have been installed in the air-conditioned corporate boxes at the stadium. The areas have been sanitized and well equipped with washrooms. Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium will be equipped with 150 beds. The installing of beds has already begun and work is going on in full swing and soon it will be ready to use.”
4 doctors would be engaged in each of the centres and at least 30 paramedics each would be taken care of the patients. A sensitive zone including facilities like pulse oximeter and glucometer will be provided in the centre to keep tabs on the patient’s health status. The doctors and nurse will make round the clock to take care of the patients, informed the commissioner.
925 additional beds in COVID hospitals and COVID Care Centres are been established in Cuttack in which 15 crores have been sanctioned by the State Government from chief minister’s Relief Fund.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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