With the rising number of covid-19 cases, DU’s Lakshmibai College took a noble step of assisting the victims. Hence, they have set up a 100 bedded isolation center within their campus. The isolation center is situated in northwest Delhi and will start taking covid-19 infected patients from Thursday, 29th April 2021.
However, the isolation center arranged by Lakshmibai College will only entertain those with mild to moderate symptoms. Hence, no patient that is in critical condition will be accepted. Also, only patients below the age of 70 will be accepted. The unprecedented surge in covid-19 cases has affected the Indian medical system leading to its fall. Therefore, turning college campuses and infrastructure into isolation wards for help is a noble cause.
Here is how Lakshmibai College came for assistance:
The 100-bed covid isolation center is dedicated to a former professor. Sangita Sharma, a teacher at Lakshmibai College demised due to covid-19 last week. Hence, the college wanted to help others in any possible way.
Principal Pratyush Vatsala said that they won’t admit serious patients as they lack ICU facilities. However, the Lakshmibai college faculty did work hard to arrange ample oxygen supply for needy patients. She added that the complete setup is conducted with permission from the district administration and is in collaboration with an NGO.
The principal says, “Colleges have been closed for a year now. Hence, public infrastructure can be used to assist struggling patients.” Also, even the admission of patients with mild symptoms can reduce the work of hospitals in some way.
What other measures are adopted by Lakshmibai College?
All necessary requirements ranging from food to medicines have been arranged. Medical waste disposal, barricading, bed facilities, and others are also looked after. The college’s health and wellness center has been turned into an office and a team of doctors and nurses will be available. Hence, the college is actually ready with all the facilities.