Fully-equipped facility offers the patients free treatment and meals; it has also constituted a 30-member medical team with experienced doctors
NEW DELHI – Amid acute shortage of healthcare facilities in Delhi due to massive surge in Covid-19 cases, a Muslim NGO called Human Welfare Foundation (HWF) on Wednesday set up a Covid field hospital having capacity of 50 beds along with oxygen cylinders and concentrators, nebulisation and separate wards for men and women.
Okhla-based Alshifa Hospital has launched this new facility in collaboration with Aster Volunteers, the CSR arm of UAE-based Aster DM Healthcare. It has been set up at the Scholar School, which is just a few blocks away from Alshifa Hospital.
The field hospital will initially admit 25 asymptomatic patients. Later, it will be upgraded to 50 beds.
Apart from 100 oxygen cylinders and 10 oxygen concentrators, It will have male and female paramedical staff. Three-time healthy meals will be provided at the hospital. All services at this new facility, including treatment and meals, will be provided free to all patients. The Leela Palace hotel is sponsoring cooked meals for all patients and staff three times a day.
If any patient gets symptoms and needs further treatment, he will be shifted to other hospitals and for that, a 24-hour ambulance service with oxygen support will be available at the hospital.
For the smooth running of the hospital a 30-member medical team with experienced doctors have also been constituted.
If the situation demands, the field hospital will be developed by adding more beds and facilities, says T Arif Ali, President of the Human Welfare Trust, the key functionary of the field hospital. He said all services including treatment and food are free at the hospital. Presently, the Alshifa Hospital has a capacity of 40-beds exclusively for Covid treatment. ICU and Ventilator facilities are also available at Alshifa, Arif Ali said.
The field hospital was inaugurated by President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Syed Saadatullah Hussaini on Wednesday.