Delhi University wrote to the Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan requesting covid care facilities. The DU vice-chancellor has asked to convert Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute into a covid care zone. Hence, this can be used by the faculty, staff, and their families in times of such crisis.
The varsity has 91 constituent colleges which lost nearly 15 faculty members and senior administrative officers. Joint Registrar, Sudhir Sharma was also one of them who succumbed to covid-19 on 30th April 2021. Also, many university officials, staffs, and teachers are either getting positive or recovering from covid. Hence, given the shortage of hospital beds and oxygen cylinders in Delhi, authorities want to establish covid care facilities.
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DU sent a letter to the government demanding covid care facilities:
P C Joshi, the Delhi University vice-chancellor made demands to the Modi government on behalf of the whole DU administration. The letter says, “The university is badly damaged by the 2nd wave of covid-19, infecting hundreds of faculty members.” Also, in the examination branch, 70 percent of the staff is infected and struggling for life. Hence, the letter made an earnest request to convert Patel chest institute as one of the covid care facilities. So, the varsity is hopeful that some steps will be taken in this regard soon.
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DU authorities are constantly augmenting various resources in such harsh times. They have even set up covid care facilities in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya college with the Delhi government’s assistance. Hence, they are willing to offer their resources to these covid care zones. Also, they requested the authorities to use their resources and campuses for everyone’s welfare. Thus, helping each other is the last resort in such harsh times of collapsing medical infrastructure, shortage of beds, oxygen, and medicine.