Two 250-bed Covid hospitals to be set up in West Bengal from PM CARES Fund

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India News Network | June 16
New Delhi:
The center has announced that two 250-bed makeshift Covid hospitals will be established in West Bengal’s Murshidabad and Kalyani. A sum of Rs 41.62 crore has been allocated from the PM CARES fund for it.
The hospitals will be set up by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
For this, certain infrastructural support would also be provided by the state government and the Union health ministry.
This proposal will augment health infrastructure in West Bengal to effectively manage the Covid situation, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund trust had, in its endeavour to support the augmentation of health infrastructure, helped establish Covid hospitals in Bihar, Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar also, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
Meanwhile, India has reported 62,224 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. The country’s Active Caseload today stands at 8,65,432. The caseload has declined below 9 lakh mark after 70 days.

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