NESCO COVID-19 centre's bed strength augmented to 3 700 BMC

    Mumbai, May 3 (PTI) The bed capacity of the NESCO
COVID-19 centre located in suburban Goregaon in Mumbai has
been augmented to 3,700 with the addition of 1,500 new beds,
the city civic body said on Monday.
    Of these 1,500 new beds, 1,000 are oxygen beds and the
rest 500 are general beds, the Brihanmumbai Municipal
Corporation (BMC) said in a release.
    Of these new beds which were added in the 'E' hall of
the civic-run centre, 200 beds became functional on Monday,
while the remaining beds will be activated in phases, it said.
    Maharashtra industry minister Subhash Desai dedicated
these beds to the facility on behalf of the BMC.
    As many as 1,100 healthcare workers, including 50
consultants, 160 resident medical officers, 320 nurses, 480
ward boys and 90 technical staff, have been appointed at the
facility. PTI KK

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