500-bed COVID-19 makeshift hospitals being set up in Bihar under PM-CARES Fund Trust

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PM-CARES Fund Trust has allocated funds for the establishment of 500-bed COVID-19 Makeshift Hospitals at Patna and Muzaffarpur districts of  Bihar. These health facilities will be  with modern amenities and infrastructure and are being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO0), says an official statement. The hospitals will help improve COVID care facilities in the eastern state.
The COVID care hospitals in Patna and Muzaffarpur districts have 125 ICU beds along with ventilators. There are additional 375 normal beds for COVID patients not requiring intensive care. Every bed has been provided with the oxygen supply facility. Latest diagnostic tools and modern health infrastructure is also being developed at these centres. The doctors and paramedical staff at these hospitals are provided by the Armed Forces Medical Services. Out of the total 3,100 crores INR   received in the registered public trust, PM Cares, in form of voluntary donations, 2,000 crore INR have been spent to purchase 50,000 ventilators in the country. One thousand crore rupees from the fund have been given to the States and Union Territories to take care of the migrant labourers while 100 crore rupees have been given for the development COVID vaccine. It may be recalled that The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund was created on 28 March 2020  following the COVID-19 pandemic in India for combating and provide  relief during  the coronavirus outbreak and similar pandemic like situations in the future. The fund is aimed at strengthening the fight against COVID-19.The fund for ensuring quality treatment and research in this specified  field.courtsey to New Indian Express for the representative picture.

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