Civic Authority is exploring setting-up 200 beds Covid facility especially for children at new administrative building of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari along with Dr Sanjay Dudhe, Pro-Vice Chancellor, RTMNU, inspected the Jamnanlal New Administrative Building constructed adjoining the campus.
The impending third wave of COVID-19 is likely to impact the children most and hence civic body is trying to ramp-up health infrastructure in city. After inspection, the civic officials said about 200 beds can be easily setup. Right now, varsity office is located on the ground floor. The first, second and third floors can thus be equipped with 150 oxygen beds and 50 in ICUs and come handy for treating children if required. The building has large halls and rooms where arrangements can be made for parents.There will also be a TV set for the entertainment of children wherein cartoon films can be showcased. To ensure that children feel comfortable, cartoon caricatures would be put on the walls. NMC will provide water, oxygen and beds and also arrange services of specialist doctors. Mayor said in future, services of students of the National Service Scheme (NSS) would be required to manage the situation and they should be ready to extend help to civic body. He said that the proposed hospital facility will be ready by the second week of July.