On the directions of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Lucknow MP, a 450 bed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Covid Hospital in Lucknow has been set up by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), at Awadh Shilpagram in record time.
The hospital was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Wednesday.
The DRDO is equipped with a 20 KL Oxygen Tank for uninterrupted supply besides dedicated power backup and bio medical and other waste management system.
There will be no charges for facilities available in the hospital. Food will also be provided to patients free of charge. With the help of State Government DRDO has made arrangements for oxygen and medical supplies which will also be given free of charge, a Defence statement here on Wednesday said.
The hospital is being run by a team from Armed Forces comprising of doctors of many specialities along with nurses and paramedic staff. The medical staff has been flown in from all across the country. Intensive training, quality checks of installed equipment and covid procedures and protocols have been completed prior to commissioning of the hospital.