April 25, 2020, 6:33 PM

As a backup option, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) through a communiqué has asked 12 private hospitals to keep itself ready in case the COVID-19 cases in the city witness a further spike. As the existing capacity at government hospital – GMC and IGGMC – is of 200 beds, the administration is planning to expand it to 5000 beds in case of contingency. All the 12 hospitals have a capacity of 100 beds each; also around 23 more hospitals with a capacity of 50-100 beds have been identified. Besides this, the NMC is also ensuring the expansion of quarantine facility to 7000 beds by making 1500 beds ready in its first stage.

NMC communiqué
NMC communiqué

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