While three such facilities in Serilingampally zone and one in LB Nagar zone are already operational, 3 more are coming up in Kukatpally zone
Hyderabad: As part of intensifying its Covid-19 containment measures, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is launching free Covid care centres across the city. While three such centres in GHMC Serilingampally zone and one in LB Nagar zone are already operational, three more are coming up in GHMC Kukatpally zone this week.
The municipal corporation has identified 30 buildings – one per each GHMC circle – to set up these centres. They will be made operational depending on the needs that arise in terms of Covid cases in the days to come, officials said.
The civic body started these centres for people who are unable to isolate themselves due to space constraints at their homes and other reasons.
Apart from ambulance facility, these centres are provided with health assistance by doctors, round-the-clock monitoring of health, breakfast and two meals. Oxygen concentrators too are kept on standby, and GHMC officials have also prepared a list of hospitals to shift the patients under isolation in case of emergency. As on date most of these services are being utilised by people who belong to economically weaker sections.
On Friday, GHMC zonal commissioner for Kukatpally zone, V Mamatha along with other officials inspected three proposed isolation centres located in Kukatpally, Moosapet and Awal circle. To run these three centres, the officials have entered into an agreement with Hope Foundation.
A four storey building in Patrika Nagar (Hitech City) was converted into a Covid Care centre. The isolation centre equipped with 50 beds was launched with the help of Aashray Foundation and three doctors and eight nurses monitor the patients round-the-clock in shifts.
The NAC hostel centre is a 200-bed facility launched by the GHMC. People at this centre are monitored by four doctors, 10 nurses and civic officials. The centre was started with the help of the Art of Living Foundation.
A HUDA community Hall in Chandanagar was converted into a 25-bed Covid Care Centre. The centre started along with the Art of Living Foundation, has a doctor, nurse and supporting staff to help people under isolation.
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