Task force constituted for increasing Covid bed-capacity at AIIMS
Mumbai: In order to increase Covid-19 bed capacity, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has instructed the authorities concerned to form a task force to explore the possibility of adding 320 beds at AIIMS Hospital.
The addition of the 320 will increase the capacity of the hospital to 500 for treating covid-19 patients.
The court has directed that the task force, headed by Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Kumar, to visit the premises and facilities of AIIMS at Mihan. AIIMS Director doctor Vivan Dutta, GMCH Dean Dr. Sajal Mitra, and IGGMCH Dr. Ajay Keoliya are the other members associated with the task force.
The court has further instructed the task force to inspect the facilities and explore the possibilities, and to submit a report accordingly within a week.
Prior to this, AIIMS submitted a report to the High Court with a proposal of creating an additional 100-bed facility for the patients. Following the same, the judges ordered that " we expect in the meantime that AIIMS shall go ahead with making a hundred beds facility available stated in its affidavit. The commissioner shall assist AIIMS authorities in making medical and paramedical staff available, including beds and other facilities."