Officials said that the center decided on Saturday that the National Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will establish a 900-bed Covid Hospital (Covid) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Recruit 25 doctors and 75 paramedics in the military force.
Gujarat is one of the states that reported a large number of Covid-19 cases during the second pandemic.
“On the request of the Gujarat government, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to depute 25 doctors and 75 paramedics from the paramilitary forces at the upcoming 900-bed Covid hospital to be set up by the DRDO in Ahmedabad,” a ministry official said.
Gujarat reported 8,920 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 3,84,688, while a record 94 patients died from the infection.
The 94 deaths recorded on Friday brought the state’s death toll from viral diseases to 5,170.
The total number of Covid-19 in Gujarat reached 8,920 boxes, rising to 3,84,688 boxes.