Bengaluru: IAF to set up 100-bed COVID care hospital at Air Force Station Jalahalli for general public
Bengaluru, May 4: Indian Air Force on Tuesday has decided to establish a 100 bedded COVID care treatment facility at Air Force Station Jalahalli, Bengaluru for general public.
First 20 beds will be operational on 06 May 21 with oxygen concentrators.
Remaining 80 beds are expected to be operational by 20 May 21.
The 100 bed Covid care facility will be manned by Specialists, Doctors, Nurses and Paramedical staff provided by the Command Hospital Air Force, Bengaluru.
Admission to the facility will be coordinated by BBMP/ Govt of Karnataka through a nodal officer.
The IAF said the state government has assured the necessary support for pharmacy, oxygen and security. The situation in Karnataka is grim which reported over 44,438 cases and 239 deaths on Monday taking the total infections and fatalities to 1646303 and 16,250. Bengaluru is worst hit with over 20,000 caseloads daily and over 100 deaths. There are over three lakh active cases in the city.