COVID-19 Mumbai: 1200 Beds Ready At Mehboob Studios & St Xavier’s College
St Xavier's College And Mehboob Studios Being Turned Into COVID-19 Centers in Mumbai
The Coronavirus cases are on a rise in the country. The State of Maharashtra is one of the worst affected with Mumbai registering maximum cases. As cases are on an increase the BMC is planning to create more care centres. After converting places like MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex and NESCO in Goregaon. They are now planning a 1,200-bed care center at popular Mehboob Studio in Bandra and St. Xaviers’ College near Marine Lines.
Also being considered is JJ School of Applied Arts, while some rooms and the auditorium of DG Ruparel College in Matunga have also been taken over for the same.
As per the TOI report, Aditya Thackeray and Aslam Shaikh visited Mehboob Studios on 20 May. The quarantine centre at the studio will cater to patients from H West and East Wards which include areas like Bandra, Santacruz, Khar, and Kalina. So far, 1000 cases have been reported from these areas with over 30 deaths.
Aslam Shaikh said, “We are considering care centres-2 for mild symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. We want to ensure jumbo facilities are created as managing them is more viable with more doctors and paramedical staff is at one place“.
The iconic college hall and canteen foyer on St Xavier’s campus has been converted into a quarantine centre for close contacts of patients. Around 180 beds have been set up and another 70 will be accommodated on the terrace of Xavier’s Institute. The plan is to put up a total of 200 beds in the institute.
Around 80 beds are put up in a hall of the landmark JJ School of Applied Arts too.