Chhattarpur, New Delhi. 06 July 2020. In a big support in fight against Covid-19 in Delhi, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has started the operations at Covid Care Centre at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur, New Delhi.
Anil Baijal, Lt Governor inaugurated the facility with SS Deswal, DG ITBP. Baijal congratulated ITBP for taking over the facility. He took a round of facilities at the centre and addressed the gathering.
By taking over the world’s biggest covid care centre in New Delhi, the ITBP has once again devoted itself to the service of the nation and its citizens in the challenging times under its mission to fight against Covid-19 as ‘Operation Corona Warriors’.
After successfully running the largest quarantine facility of India in the initial days of Corona spread and later managing and treating Covid19 infected serving and retired CAPF personnel and their families at the 200 bedded CAPFs and AR Referral Hospital, Greater Noida, the ITBP today started services at this Centre in New Delhi.
The first corona positive patient to this centre- a 35 year old female from South Delhi was received by the ITBP Doctors at around 1330 PM today. The ITBP has deployed its experienced and expert team of Doctors and other health professionals to manage the patients at the facility.
Adequate arrangements have been made by the ITBP at the centre including security, reception, call centre, nursing stations, command control stores, maintenance staff etc. The robust admission and monitoring system has been prepared as ‘e-Hospital’ by the ITBP.
E Vehicles and ambulances are also deployed for facilitating the move of patients inside the centre.
Last week, Sh Amit Shah, Hon’ble Home Minister, Sh G Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble MoS Home, Sh Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Home Secretary and Sh S S Deswal DG ITBP had inspected the facility on 27 June, 2020 and motivated the ITBP staff deployed at the Centre. The Home Minister had congratulated the ITBP for the swift response to create the facility. He was also briefed by the officials on the spot.
The ITBP was chosen to operate the facility in view of its immense experience in the fight against Corona since it’s outbreak in the Country.
It has operated the largest 1,000 bedded Quarantine facility in Chhawla, New Delhi. More than 400 Covid19 infected serving and retired CAPF personnel and their families have been successfully cured at this 200 bedded Covid-19 dedicated CAPFs and AR Referral Hospital, Greater Noida which is being run by the ITBP.
The Indo Tibetan border police (ITBP) was asked by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to provide the medical staff and support to the Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas Chatarpur, New Delhi as a Nodal Agency to operate it. The Force took the task and took over the operational control of the Centre.
Detailed preparations have been done by the Force and many rounds of briefing, training and functional coordination drills are practiced.
The total bed capacity at the centre may go up to more than 10,200 which will be the largest COVID19 care facility set in India so far.
It’s also the largest such facility envisaged worldwide.
More than 1,000 Doctors, Nurses and Paramedic Staff of ITBP and other CAPFs and 1000 more paramedical, assistant and security staff have been deployed at the facility to operate it smoothly.
The Centre will have two segments- Covid Care Centre (CCC), where asymptomatic positive cases will be treated, and Dedicated Covid Health Care (DCHC).
The CCC will have 90 % beds while DCHC will have 10 % beds. The DCHC will treat the cases which are symptomatic and will have oxygen support system.
More than 75 Ambulances will be deployed at the Centre. Full proof security has been ensured by the ITBP. Apart from peripheral and close camp security, special Quick Reaction Team is also deployed at the Centre for any sudden security requirements inside.
Primarily deployed to guard the toughest 3,488 KMs long India China borders in inhospitable terrain and weather conditions, the ITBP has been instrumental in fight against Corona from January, 2020.
ITBP has facilitated Quarantine for more than 1200 citizens including families with small children and women brought from China and Italy from February to April, 2020 including 42 foreign nationals from 7 friendly nations. It had prepared Standard Operating Procedures for Quarantine Centres. ITBP also prepared PPE kits and face masks when there was a dire need. The Force established and maintained the supply lines during the lock down period and provided food and drinking water to the remotest locations of the nation.