Bengaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is all set to open a new COVID-19 Care Centre (CCC) on Primrose Road in the Central Business District on Wednesday, October 14.

The COVID-19 care centre, which will be located at the Social Welfare Hostel near Garuda Mall will be a care centre for the East zone.

According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike the 200-bed facility will initially have an occupancy of only 100 patients.

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BBMP in a release said, “The civic body is training staff to operate the CCC facility. There will be three doctors and six nurses in three shifts for every 100 patients, another doctor and nurses for training, and Group D workers.”

The Palike has stated that it is currently training staff to operate the facility. There will be three doctors and six nurses for every 100 patients organised in three shifts.

Rajender Kataria, IAS officer and in-charge of CCCs in the city, said in a news daily that there are currently six operational CCCs in the city with a total bed count of 1,500. Of these, 1,000 beds are occupied.