Calcutta Municipal Corporation opens safe home for Covid-19 patients in Behala polytechnic
The Calcutta Municipal Corporation (CMC) will open a safe home for Covid-19 patients at a polytechnic in Parnasree in Behala this week.
It will cater to Covid patients with mild or no symptoms from Behala, Parnasree, Jadu Colony and adjoining areas.
Senior officials of the civic body have finalised arrangements to accommodate 100 beds on the Behala Government Polytechnic campus on Upendra Nath Banerjee Road.
“A team of CMC doctors will visit patients twice a day. There will be a team of nurses, too,” said an official of the CMC.
A person who has tested positive for Covid will have to get in touch with the local health clinic of the civic body to get accommodation at the safe home, a CMC official said.
The civic body is going ahead with the decision to start a safe home in Behala as the area lacks a facility like this. “We are starting this safe home though Calcutta is witnessing a dip in the number of cases so that we are ready for any eventuality,” an official said.
A little over 1,000 positive cases were reported from the city on Tuesday compared with around 4,000 on May 15.