A new 700-bed hospital has partially opened in Burari, Delhi, India, with the government reserving 450 beds for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.

Of the 450 beds for coronavirus patients, approximately 125 beds already have oxygen supply and additional 125 beds will be supplied oxygen using oxygen cylinders.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the new facility via a video call. The government had decided to construct the hospital in May.

Kejriwal was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying: “The Delhi government is setting up a new world-class hospital having 700 beds. We are currently providing 450 beds for the treatment of corona patients in view of the prevailing situation.

“Oxygen facility has been installed on every third bed in this hospital. Besides this, oxygen will be supplied from the cylinder on 125 additional beds.”

Approximately 3,130 hospital beds in Delhi were occupied as on 25 July, out of the total 15,475 available beds.

The Burari hospital was designed as a 768-bed tertiary care facility, which is intended to open along with two other hospitals at Ambedkar Nagar and Dwarka.

Together, these three new hospitals being built in Burari, Ambedkar Nagar and Dwarka will add more than 2,500 beds to the current 11,770 beds available at government-run hospitals in Delhi.

Earlier this month, world’s largest Covid-19 care facility, named Sardar Patel’s COVID Care Centre and Hospital (SPCCCH), in Delhi, India started accepting patients.

Located at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area, the 10,000-bed facility was created by the South Delhi District Administration with support from the Union ministry of Home Affairs in ten days.