Pune: The state’s Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Ajit Pawar recently announced that the city will have three new Covid-focused makeshift hospitals, costing Rs. 100 Crore each, within the next fortnight.
The hospitals, having 800 beds each (200 with ventilators and 600 with oxygen) will be erected with the aim of solving the bed-availability crisis in the city.
The state government will pitch in 50% of the amount required, whereas the rest will be met by Pune’s local authorities (PMC, PCMC, PMRDA).
The administration is yet to decide on the precise locations of the new Covid units. Possible sites include Balewadi, Viman Nagar, the grounds of College of Engineering, among a few more.