Coronavirus: India’s largest COVID care centre with 10,100 beds comes up in Bengaluru

First Published 5, Jul 2020, 5:55 PM

The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre was converted into a COVID care centre as coronavirus cases have been rising in the city and adjoining areas in the past few weeks

<p>With people failing to find hospital beds in Bengaluru as the city witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka government has set up more beds to help patients.</p>

With people failing to find hospital beds in Bengaluru as the city witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Karnataka government has set up more beds to help patients.

<p>The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on Tumkur Road has been converted into India’s largest COVID care centre.</p>

The Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on Tumkur Road has been converted into India’s largest COVID care centre.

<p>With 10,100 beds, the sprawling centre is ready to house asymptomatic patients, including children.</p>

With 10,100 beds, the sprawling centre is ready to house asymptomatic patients, including children.

<p>The centre has enough toilets, kitchen areas and spaces to cater to the large number of patients as well as set up nursing and rest stations for health workers.<br />
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The centre has enough toilets, kitchen areas and spaces to cater to the large number of patients as well as set up nursing and rest stations for health workers.
 

<p>Around 150 doctors will man the facility. A part of the centre has oxygenated beds to accommodate in-house emergencies.</p>

Around 150 doctors will man the facility. A part of the centre has oxygenated beds to accommodate in-house emergencies.

<p>Chief minister’s political secretary and Yelahanka MLA SR Vishwanath who has been given the charge of allocation of beds in private and public hospitals inspected the converted COVID care centre.<br />
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Chief minister’s political secretary and Yelahanka MLA SR Vishwanath who has been given the charge of allocation of beds in private and public hospitals inspected the converted COVID care centre.
 

<p>The centre is well ventilated and has separate recreational facilities for both adults and children along with LED screens.</p>

The centre is well ventilated and has separate recreational facilities for both adults and children along with LED screens.

<p>On Saturday, Bengaluru reported 1,172 fresh coronavirus cases even as the total mounted to 8,345 and 129 deaths due to the infection.  </p>

On Saturday, Bengaluru reported 1,172 fresh coronavirus cases even as the total mounted to 8,345 and 129 deaths due to the infection.  

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