Covid-19: 3rd Exclusive Covid-19 Facility in Chennai - The King Institute, Guindy
Updated: Nov 12, 2020
The State government inaugurated yet another exclusive Covid hospital in the city on Tuesday, even as the number of cases continued to dip, with 3,616 cases being reported across the State. Chennai alone accounted for 1,203 new cases. The State tally now stands at a little over 1.18 lakh and the toll at 1,636, with 65 deaths reported on the day.
The new hospital, located at the King Institute, is the third exclusive Covid facility in the city. It was initially built to house the National Institute of Ageing at a cost of Rs136.86 crore, and was converted into a Covid hospital over a span of two weeks. “The hospital has been designed to be on par with the likes of AIIMS and JIPMER,” CM Edappadi K Palaniswami said after inaugurating the facility.
The government has recruited 100 doctors, 90 nurses and 100 non-medical staff for the facility. The hospital has 300 beds with oxygen lines, 60 beds for intensive care treatment and 40 exclusive beds, the CM said. The other exclusive Covid hospitals in the city are the ESI hospital in Ayanavaram and the one at Omandurar Estate.