STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

COVID-19: To take load off hospitals, 20 care centres to be set up in Greater Hyderabad area

The GHMC officials have identified several community halls, schools, colleges, hostels and even stadiums to set up such centres, if the need arises in the future.

Published: 06th September 2020 12:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2020 09:31 AM   |  A+A-

As Hyderabad metro services are all set to resume from September 7 metro officials inspect all the precautionary steps put in place for a safe travel. (Photo | S Senbagapandiyan/EPS)

Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  The  GHMC has been planning to start circle level Covid care isolation centres in the Greater Hyderabad area. As part of this, 20 centres with bed capacity ranging from 50-100 will come up across the city.

These centres will cater to mild to moderate cases.

The patients will be monitored by doctors and nurses of the State Health Department.

The GHMC officials have identified several community halls, schools, colleges, hostels and even stadiums to set up such centres, if the need arises in the future.

In Secunderabad, for instance, the Lalapet stadium and Maredpally community hall have been identified to set up Covid centres. In LB Nagar zone, the Homeopathy College has been converted into an isolation centre, where 10 doctors and 20 staff nurses have been appointed to monitor patients on a rotation basis. Here, 38 individuals have been admitted so far. 

These localised isolation centres were mooted by public health experts, in order to take away the burden from the tertiary care hospitals. ASCI and FICCI, in a joint report, had suggested that the State government develop a roadmap for the next two months, as cases are likely to shoot up.

“If the patient doesn’t have isolation facilities at home, these centres will be useful. GHMC will provide beds, food, and other logistics,” said B Santhosh, Commissioner for Health.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp