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IAF announces to build 100-bed COVID care facility in Bengaluru

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday declared that it will set up a 100-bed COVID-19 care treatment facility at its Air Force Station in Karnataka, amid the rising of the COVID cases at a high rate. 

In a barrage of tweets, the IAF said the 20 beds would be ready by May 6.  

“Indian Air Force decides to establish a 100 bedded COVID care treatment facility at Air Force Station Jalahalli, Bengaluru for the general public. The first 20 beds will be operational on 06 May 21 with oxygen concentrators. The remaining 80 beds are expected to be operational by May 20,” the IAF said. 

According to the IAF, the 100 bed Covid care facility will be operated by specialists, doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff provided by the Bengaluru Command Hospital Air Force. Admission to the treatment facility will be coordinated by the civic agency and the state government through a nodal officer, it said. 

Out of those 100 beds, 10 will be dedicated to ICU and 40 with piped oxygen. The remaining 50 will have oxygen concentrators. The IAF also said that the state government of Karnataka has assured the necessary support for pharmacy, oxygen, and security.

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