Indian Navy Sets Up Covid Care Centre With 150 Beds In Odisha’s Khurda


For the treatment of Coronavirus patients, the Indian Navy has established a Covid Care Centre in Khurda district which is set up at training establishment INS Chilka, under the aegis of Naval Officer-in-Charge of Odisha,

According to the official report, the setup training establishment has around 150-bed isolation centres with additional 15 beds with oxygen facility at INHS Nivarini, the naval hospital. This establishment is all geared up for the treatment of people having mild symptomatic Covid patients.

Even doctors and paramedical staff from Khurda along with personnel from the station community will be functioning 24 x 7 at the Covid Care Centre which will provide adequate facilities and care to all the patients who have tested positive for the Covid-19.

S.K. Mohanty, Khurda District Collector had lauded the Indian Navy for playing a crucial role of support in the battle against Covid-19. He also apprised that this facility will not only enable better treatment to the infected people, but the support from the Navy will also boost up their confidence.

He stated that this is a sterling example of civil-military cooperation towards fighting the world deadliest virus and aim to provide succour to Covid positive patients. A 26-member medical team including seven doctors, two nursing officers, two paramedics and 15 Battle Field Nursing Assistants (BFNA) were deputed from the Eastern Naval Command to augment the frontline medical team at Dhanvantari Covid hospital, Ahmedabad. At present, the total manpower provided to the Covid Care Centre by the Navy has now gone up to 169.

As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has recorded 4,187 deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and 4,01,078 fresh cases while taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,18,92,676.

According to the State Information and Public Relations Department, Odisha registered a record 21 deaths and 11807 new cases of Covid-19 and the death toll in the state has surged to 2161while the total caseload jumped to 524207.

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