The Indian army has decided to expand its exclusive Covid facility in Delhi Cantonment to 1,000 beds from its present 350-bed capacity.
The facility is likely to be activated within a week, the Army said.
Indian army PRO Col Aman Anand said that the hospital is in the process of expanding its oxygen capacity, and 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany for the purpose. These plants will be deployed in static and provide oxygen to patients, reports Indian Express.
Anand said "a large number of oxygen concentrators are also under process."
Earlier this week, a covid-19 infected retired Indian army Brigadier died on his way to a hospital in Chandigarh after failing to get admitted to any hospital in Delhi, including the Base Hospital or DRDO Covid-19 facility, Indian Express reported on Wednesday.
On Tuesday last week, the Army said the hospital was being converted into an exclusive Covid-19 facility for personnel and veterans and will be operational starting Thursday.