Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment that was inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Home Minister Amit Shah recently is expected to take in COVID-19 patients from Friday.
To assess the preparedness of the facility and its readiness to take in patients, Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), along with Lt Gen Madhuri Kanitkar, Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) visited the facility on Thursday. The hospital team includes Major General SS Bhatia as CEO and Col Saroj Patnaik as registrar.
Speaking to ANI, Lt Gen Madhuri Kanitkar also a coordinator for three service headquarters and healthcare teams said that building up this facility in a “record time of 12 days” is a matter of “great honour and pride”.
“This is an example of what we can achieve together. From illness to wellness, ‘I’ goes away, and ‘we’ comes in, and this is the mantra for success. People of Delhi need not worry. Why fear when we are here. We bring in professionalism,” said Kanitkar.
Elaborating on the COVID facility, Kanitkar informed that it is an integrated effort of various ministries and DRDO along with few other stakeholders.
“We have specially trained professionals to take care of patients and health staff.