Coronavirus Battle: Thane to build temporary 1000-beded hospital in 3 weeks
Thane - Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde on Monday asked Thane district authorities to set up a 1000- bed hospital in the next three weeks on the lines of a facility coming up in BKC in Mumbai to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
An official said Shinde, the state''s Urban Development minister and MLA from the district, chaired a review meeting after which it was decided to convert the Thane Municipal Corporation''s ''Global Impact Hub'' into a temporary 1000-bed hospital to treat COVID-19 patients.
Among those who attended were Mayor Naresh Mhaske, TMC commissioner Vijay Singhal, senior civic health officials and representatives of Jupiter Hospital, which will provide technical assistance to set up the facility, and Indian Medical Association.
"The temporary facility will have 500 beds with oxygen, 500 without oxygen, as well as ICU, path lab, X-ray centre, fever clinic etc," he added.
The Global Impact Hub is a proposed co-working and start-up ecosystem venture of the civic body spread over several thousand square feet.
As on Monday, Thane district has 1183 COVID-19 cases.