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Paramilitary doctors rushed to Delhi

Railways to provide coaches with 800 addl isolation beds

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Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 18

To curb the rising Covid cases in the national Capital, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has rushed 45 doctors and 160 paramedics from the Central Armed Police Forces to take charge of the DRDO-run hospital near theDelhi airport.

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The MHA has also roped in the Railways to provide coaches with 800 additional isolation beds at Shakurbasti station. The developments took place following a high-level review meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on November 15. He had directed the CAPFs and other Central agencies to initiate steps to contain the Covid spread.

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MHA officials said the DRDO would add another 250 ICU beds to its facility. The MHA has also constituted 10 multi-disciplinary teams to visit more than 100 private hospitals in the city to assess bed utilisation and testing capacity.

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