The cases of COVID-19 in the city has been increasing with 64 deaths registered on September 17 this has pointed towards questions on the civic administration’s management of the situation.
Recently state government agreed to set up a 1,000-bed COVID Care Centre at Mankapur stadium in Nagpur. The centre will have 400 beds with ventilators and 300 oxygenated beds.
The state government informed the decision to the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court. Nagpur Municipal Corporation on August 19 submitted a proposal to the state government to set up a 1,000-bed hospital at Mankapur stadium.
“We are surprised as to how the State Government is not responding to such proposal” said the bench of justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Pushpa Ganediwala in the earlier hearing.
“The situation in Nagpur is dreadful. The death rate is increasing day by day. Mortuaries are full. There is a queue in crematoria. The patients are not getting ventilators and oxygenated beds. The situation is becoming ferocious,” it said.
The court has directed Divisional Revenue Commissioner as well as the Nagpur Municipal Commissioner to submit a detailed plan in respect of the facility and also to start the work for setting up the centre.