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ITBP IG visits Sardar Patel Covid care centre at Chhatarpur to take stock of preparation

New Delhi: ITBP Inspector General Anand Swaroop on Friday visited the Sardar Patel Covid care center(SPCCC) at South Delhi’s Chhatarpur to take stock of the arrangements at the facility.

This was his fourth visit to the SPCCC in last six days.

This 500 oxygen bedded hospital is being run by the Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which was reopen on April 26 following a huge number of cases started pouring in the second surge of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This facility has been managing more than 400 Covid19 patients on oxygen support at present. It is serving as an important centre to provide critical care to patients who need oxygen support and more than 918 patients have been admitted to the centre, the ITBP PRO Vivek Pandey told UNI.

At least 24 patients are re-admitted to the centre after they leave the station on request and later they found that better care was being given at the Sardar Patel CCC and requested the authority here for re-admission here for treatment with oxygen support, Mr Pandey further said.

It speaks of the volume of the confidence patients have in the centre. Hundreds of patients who were critical earlier have been given treatment here and their oxygen levels have now become better, Mr Pandey added.

The officials in the ITBP said that the oxygen supply at this centre has been normalized and there was no lack of oxygen for the patients admitted at the centre.

“Adequate medicines are being provided by the District administration to the centre for the admitted patients. There are instances when many patients whose oxygen level was as low as even 60 were provided much needed care and now many of them have improved to the level of 80s and 90s”, the officials at SPCCC informed .

Hygiene and sanitation, food including services of stress counsellors of ITBP has been provided to the patients at the centre free of cost to all.

Senior ITBP officials are regularly visiting the wards of the centre to meet with the patients to take updates on the facilities and treatment as well.

This make shift Covid care Centre was set up on July 5 last year when Coronavirus cases were reported in large scale in Delhi and NCR region and had treated over 11,657 were treated in seven and half months and was closed in February this year after no case was reported to this centre.

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