Hansraj College has offered its hostel for putting up a 100-bed health facility for Covid-19 patients.
An RT-PCR testing center has also been set up at the college and will start functioning from Wednesday, its principal Rama Sharma said.
Hansraj College, University of Delhi has always come forward and stood along by the country whenever the necessity has arisen. Hansraj College has a hostel that caters to 200 dwellers. We are ready to offer the space with your support that can be restored into 100 ICU facilities as the Covid patients are not getting hospital beds and that is causing anxiety, she said in a letter to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other officials on May 9.
The letter has also been mailed to Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, and some administrators. She also advised the authorities to set up a vaccination center in the college.
University employees and their families are also facing challenges as facilities are scattered and infected people are increasing each day. Testing and vaccination both are important to contain the spread.
We also seek you to set up a vaccination (Covishield) and testing center in the college for the university teaching and non-teaching staff. This will ensure that people above 18 years get vaccinated with Covishield shortly, the letter said.
Delhi University had started a Covid-19 isolation center with an ability of 180 beds in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College.
The university’s Lakshmibai College has also begun an isolation center as a tribute to one of its staffers who died due to the infection.