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Two more Covid safe homes in Calcutta

A 125-bed safe home was inaugurated at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, on Sunday evening
The Covid unit at Narendrapur
The Covid unit at Narendrapur
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Jhinuk Mazumdar, Subhankar Chowdhury   |   Calcutta   |   Published 31.05.21, 02:22 AM

Two more safe homes for Covid patients will be operational from Tuesday.

A 125-bed safe home was inaugurated at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, on Sunday evening.

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A 50-bed facility was inaugurated on Saturday at Ramakrishna Mission Shilpamandira by Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, a branch centre of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math.

Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur, and Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality had jointly decided to start the safe home at the ashrama, said Swami Sarvalokananda, the secretary of the ashrama.

The safe home, which was inaugurated by industries minister Partha Chatterjee, will primarily cater to patients with mild symptoms and will provide oxygen support. It has oxygen cylinders as well as concentrators. The facility also has doctors and nurses.

“We have space on the campus to create such a facility and address the needs of people in this area. Not everyone who contracts the disease has an isolation facility or can arrange for oxygen support at home,” said Brahmachari Turiyachaitanya, the headmaster of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur.  “We will also provide nutritious food to the patients.”

The safe home has been set up at Gouranga Bhavan, one of the hostels of the college on the ashrama premises.

Swami Sarvalokananda said the health department, South 24-Parganas district administration, Baruipur sub-divisional administration and Rajpur-Sonarpur Municipality had taken the responsibility of providing medical and para-medical staff, medicines and oxygen. They will also arrange for sanitisation of the campus.

My Children Foundation (an NGO), Sanjiban Hospital in Howrah, the alumni of the school and the college at the ashrama and the RN Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Mukundapur, have extended help in various ways.

The safe home at Shilpamandira is about 100 metres from Belur Math. It will cater to patients from the Belur, Bally and Liluah areas.



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