Associated News Bureau
Defence Minister, Home Minister, and Health Minister visit Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Hospital in Delhi

Srinagar :


New Delhi;Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Home Minister  Amit Shah and Minister of Health & Family Welfare  Harsh Vardhan visited 1,000-bedded with 250 intensive care units beds Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Hospital in Delhi today. The facility was built in a record time of 12 days by Defence Research and Development Organisation along with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the Armed Forces, Tata Sons and other industry players. Raksha Mantri was also accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Minister of State for Home Shri G Kishan Reddy. The unique centrally air-conditioned medical facility is spread over 25,000 square metres and is equipped with 250 ICU beds. Each ICU bed is equipped with monitoring equipment and ventilator. The hospital will be operated by medical team of doctors, nurses and support staff from the Armed Forces Medical Services while the facility will be maintained by the DRDO. Additionally, for the mental wellbeing of patients, the hospital has a dedicated DRDO managed psychological counselling centre.