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PM CARES To Fund 2 500-Bed COVID-19 Hospitals In Bihar

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On Monday, the Prime Minister's Office in a tweet said that the PM CARES Fund Trust will finance two 500-bed COVID-19 makeshift hospitals in Bihar, asserting that this will go a long way in improving the COVID-19 care in the state.

"PM-CARES Fund Trust has decided to allocate funds for fight against COVID-19 by way of establishment of 500-bed COVID-19 Makeshift Hospitals at Patna & Muzaffarpur, Bihar by DRDO. This will go a long way in improving COVID care in Bihar," the tweet said.

 

In a series of tweets, the PMO also said that while the 500-bed hospital at Bihta, Patna will be inaugurated today, the 500-bed hospital at Muzaffarpur will be inaugurated very soon. These hospitals have 125 ICU beds with ventilators and 375 normal beds each, it said, adding that each bed also has oxygen supply.

PM CARES To Fund 2 500-Bed COVID-19 Hospitals In Bihar

"The doctors and paramedical staff will be provided by the Armed Forces Medical Services," it added.

Doctors and paramedical staff for the hospitals will be provided by the Armed Forces Medical Services, it added.

Bihar, which is headed for assembly polls in a few months, is among the states which have large numbers of COVID-19 cases.

In a review meeting on 11 August, the prime minister had noted that 10 states, including Bihar, account for over 80 percent of country's active COVID-19 cases, and asserted if the virus is defeated in these states, then the country will emerge victorious in its fight against the pandemic.

Read more about: coronavirus bihar
Story first published: Monday, August 24, 2020, 13:52 [IST]
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