With rising number of coronavirus cases in the city, the Delhi cabinet has approved the start of operations at the 450-bed hospital in Burari in a phased manner.
The health ministry came out with a detailed plan on medical manpower, housekeeping, floor management, supplies and physical infrastructure to make at least 150 beds up and running within a week.
According to an order signed by the principal secretary Vikram Dev Dutt, “38 numbers newly joined CDMOs has already been posted, some specialists and experienced doctors shall be posted in diverted capacity. Further, the hospital may directly engage senior resident and junior resident doctors on already settled terms and conditions.”
“Nursing and paramedical staff shall be engaged by the hospital against the already created posts. However, some nursing and paramedical staff shall be provided from other hospitals to start the operation,” the order reads.
“Hospital shall outsource by extending an existing contract of Delhi government’s hospital and the ambulance service shall be provided by the CATS ambulance services,” it said.
The Burari facility was designed to be a 768-bed tertiary care hospital, which has been under construction for many years.