Delhi Govt converts Rouse Avenue Govt School into COVID-19 Hospital of 125 beds

Delhi Government on Sunday converted a govt school into a COVID-19 Hospital. A government school at Rouse Avenue has been turned into a COVID-19 Hospital with 125 beds in view of the current situation in Delhi due to Coronavirus.

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Apr 19, 2021 10:18 IST
Delhi Govt converts Rouse Avenue Govt School into COVID-19 Hospital of 125 beds
Delhi Govt School converted into Isolation ward

Delhi Govt. has converted a government school to a COVID-19 hospital with 125 beds. A Delhi Government school at Rouse Avenue is now a Covid-19 Hospital with the help of an NGO- Doctors for You. To make proper arrangements for the students Delhi Government has taken this step in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases.  

To facilitate enough beds for the covid-19 patients, the Delhi government is trying to arrange beds for the patients wherever it can as the number of new cases continues to rise.

Taking to the social media, Directorate of Education, Delhi on Sunday tweeted, "Our schools have served as shelters and food & ration distribution centres during Covid crisis. #DelhiGovtSchool Rouse Avenue is being converted to Covid hospital with 125 beds. Health is our topmost priority. We're hopeful! Together, we shall overcome this pandemic soon".

In addition to converting schools to COVID hospitals, the Delhi government has taken several other measures to curb the COVID-19. Delhi Govt has approached Centre govt. for an additional number of beds, oxygen cylinders, and COVID-19 vaccines. The government has arranged 2,000 more beds in Delhi government hospitals; out of these, 200 will be ventilator beds, and over 700 will be ICU beds.

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As of now, Delhi Government converted one government school to a COVID hospital with 125 beds. Depending on the future situation and requirement, CM Kejriwal is expected to take further steps in view of the situation due to COVID-19. The schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Delhi have been directed to remain closed until further notice.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced weekend curfew and orders have been given to Gym, Malls, Spa centres and large markets to remain shut. The situation pertaining to COVID-19 in Delhi continues on Sunday, to grow grim, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal at 11 am today. According to sources, more curbs, including weekday curfews, are likely to be announced in the meeting. 

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As far as the situation in India reports 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases, 1,619 fatalities and 1,44,178 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,50,61,919 Active cases: 19,29,329 Total recoveries: 1,29,53,821 Death toll: 1,78,769 Total vaccination: 12,38,52,566.

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