According to Varanasi Commissioner Deepak Agrawal, 90 percent of work has been completed and the rest of the work will be completed within two days.
“DRDO is setting up a 750-bedded makeshift Covid hospital and 90 percent of work has been done, rest of the work will be completed in a day or 2. In the first phase, 250 ICUs will start functioning and we will start admitting patients soon,” said Agrawal.
In Jammu and Kashmir, DRDO has started construction of a 500-bed Covid-19 hospital in Budgam district to ramp up medical infrastructure. For this joint initiative, the union territory administration handed over land, which was already identified for a hospital, to the DRDO for the construction of a temporary Covid-19 hospital.
The hospital will have 500 oxygen beds and is likely to be completed in about 35 days’ time, Ravinder Kumar, Additional Chief Engineer, DRDO informed.