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May 10, 2020

Delhi: Dr Harsh Vardhan visits Mandoli COVID Care Centre to review status of COVID-19 management

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today visited the COVID Care Centre (CCC) at Mandoli, New Delhi to review the status of COVID-19 management. During the visit, the Health Minister was apprised that Mandoli CCC has twelve Towers in which 575 COVID-19 patients are being taken care of.

It has a capacity for 750 patients. Dr Vardhan  visited the Tower-I and interacted with the patients from Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Assam and enquired about their well-being and concerns. He also spoke to the Doctors and administration officials and police officials. Dr Vardhan expressed happiness that many patients who were COVID-19 positive earlier have recovered now and tested negative.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan also said, adequate healthcare infrastructure and facilities have been set-up across the country for COVID-19 management. He said, a  total of 855 Dedicated COVID Hospitals have been identified across the country with over 1.65 lakh beds. He also said, there are 1,984 Dedicated COVID Health Centres  and 4,362 COVID Care Centres. He also informed that Delhi has 17 COVID Care Centres with a capacity for around five thousand beds.

Talking about the status of containment of COVID-19  in the country, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, pior to lockdown, the doubling rate was 3.2 when measured over a period of 3 days, 3.0 when measured over a period of 7 days and 4.1 when measured over a period of 14 days. Today it stands at 12 over a 3-day window, 10.1 over a 7-day window and 11 when measured over a 14-day window. Similarly, the Fatality rate stands at 3.3 per cent while Recovery Rate has improved to 30.7 per cent.

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