Jammu. An indoor stadium in Jammu and Kashmir is being converted into a COVID care centre to accommodate more patients affected by coronavirus. The facility is being installed with at least 110 beds, blankets, mattresses and pillows. The medical team at the facility is proposed to be available 24 hours during the day.
The decision was taken by the district administration together with the Roads and Buildings Department of Srinagar as the health care system in the city got overwhelmed with the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
According to reports Supervisor of the COVID care centre, Waseem Ahmad, while talking to reporters said, “We are currently involved in the preparation of the centre. At least 110 beds need to be installed here. We have put 66 till now.”
“We have given adequate spaces between beds, at least 3-4 feet between each bed. People are also working on sanitation here. This was an appropriate place, hence it was identified,” he added.
A local resident, said, “It is a very good step by the government.” As per the union health ministry’s data, Jammu and Kashmir has 22,283 active COVID-19 cases. The union territory has recorded 2,197 deaths from the start of the pandemic.