India is leaving no stone unturned to fight COVID-19. In a recent update the Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA) converted a vacant 22-multi storied building in south Mumbai into a Covid-19 hospital.
The multi-storied building is under a slum rehabilitation project located in the MP Mills Compound, Tardeo. It has 70 1-BHK flats which are now converted into a 350-bed facility for coronavirus patients.
The project is jointly carried out by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, the Anant National University of Gujarat and Habitat for Humanity helped BMC to transform the building into a Covid-19 facility.
According to the information, the first floor of the building will be used for doctors’ cabin, donning and doffing room and for other healthcare professionals. The second to 19th floor will be utilized as the hospital. Each of the 70 flats has five beds, 2 each in the hall and bedroom, and one in the kitchen.
All the modular corrugated cardboard beds and medical boxes that have been installed in the building is designed and produced by Dhaval Monani, Director, Affordable Housing at the university.
The university has also helped transform Mumbai’s St. Xaviers College into a 250- bed Covid-19 hospital, financed and built a 100-bed facility in Kesarbaug, besides a 150-bed facility in Najambaug, both in Dongri.