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DRDO with assistance of Tata Sons creates a 1000-bed COVID hospital with 250 ICU beds in a record 11 days at New Delhi.The hospital will be at Air Force land near airport and will operated by Armed Forces Medical Services.

The centre with 1,000 beds will also have specialised intensive care unit beds and will be fully air-conditioned.Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visit DRDO-built Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy also present.

The armed forces personnel will man the hospital, a home ministry official said.

Delhi recorded 2,505 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to over 97,000, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,004, authorities said.

The ICU and Ventilator Ward in the hospital has been named as Col B Santosh Babu Ward.

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to name different wards of new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi after the Indian Army troops who lost their lives in the Galwan valley clash last month.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital (ANI)

"In honour of Indian Army troops who lost their lives in the Galwan Valley Clash on June 15, DRDO has decided to name different wards of new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital, Delhi after them," said Sanjeev Joshi who is the Technology Advisor to DRDO Chairman.

Meanwhile, Delhi's biggest COVID-19 care centre has been erected at the premises of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area, located near the Delhi-Haryana border, has the capacity to house and treat 10,000 coronavirus patients at the same time.

Delhi's biggest COVID-19 care centre has been erected at the premises of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area.
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Delhi's biggest COVID-19 care centre has been erected at the premises of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area.

More than 2,000 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and other Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, including doctors, are managing operations at the hospital.

The development comes on the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Leh in Ladakh where 20 Indian soldiers lost their lives in a violent face-off in the Galwan valley on June 15-16 after an attempt by the Chinese troops to unilaterally change the status quo during the de-escalation.

*With inputs from Agencies

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