The PM-CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate capital for setting-up two makeshift hospitals in Bihar for combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospitals to be funded by PM-CARES Fund will be established at Bihar’s Patna and Muzaffarpur.
The announcement in this regard was made by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday.
The PMO said that the hospitals will be set-up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It added that the initiative will go a long way in improving COVID-19 care in Bihar.
In a series of tweets, the PMO said: “PM-CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate funds for fight against COVID-19 by way of establishment of 500-bed COVID-19 Makeshift Hospitals at Patna & Muzaffarpur, Bihar by DRDO. This will go a long way in improving COVID care in Bihar.”
With the state of healthcare in Bihar in a shamble, the two new hospitals will greatly benefit Bihar. Meanwhile, Bihar is fighting a bitter battle with the COVID-19 pandemic with cases rising rapidly.
As per the information provided by PMO, the hospitals at Muzaffarpur and Bihta in Patna will have 500 beds each. Out of the 500 beds, 125 are ICU beds, whereas the remaining 375 will be normal beds. Similarly, all the beds will have oxygen supply. The doctors and paramedical staff for the utilities will be provided by the Armed Forces Medical Services.
Hospital in Patna to be inaugurated today
The PMO informed that one of the hospitals set-up under PM-CARES Fund at Bihta in Patna will be inaugurated today. However, the hospital at Muzaffarpur is under construction and will be inaugurated soon, the PMO said.
1.21 lakh COVID-19 cases in Bihar
So far, Bihar has reported 1.21 lakh cases of COVID-19, with 2,418 fresh cases reported in the past 24 hours. There are 23,111 active cases of the virus in the state. Similarly, 98,325 cases have recovered from the viral infection. So far, 511 people have unfortunately succumbed to the viral infection. Meanwhile, eight deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.
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