Pune: PMC Shuts Down Jumbo COVID Hospital Temporarily

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Shivajinagar, September 4, 2020: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to temporarily shut down Jumbo COVID hospital – set up on the ground of College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) ground. The decision has been taken on the backdrop of the criticism from Puneities over the issue of not getting proper treatment and lack of medical staff. It will restart after enough availability of medical staff.

PMC Municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar took decision on Thursday in this regard. Due to rising Coronavirus disease (COVID19) cases in the city and unavailability of beds in the existing hospitals, the state government announced to set up three special hospitals in Pune district especially in Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) region. Out of that, PMC and PMRDA jointly set up the first special hospital on CoEP college ground within 18 days. Hospital has been given to a private organization named “Lifeline” to run it.

Kumar said, “Lifeline organization can give treatment to around 400 patients. PMC administration is hiring doctors and medical staff from other organizations. We are hoping to get medical staff and doctors in a few days. After that, we will admit patients in the special COVID-19 hospital. Lifeline is already running Mumbai’s four Jumbo COVID-19 hospitals.”

He further added that PMRDA is also floating tenders to get medical staff for the special COVID-19 hospital.