KATHMANDU:- The COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) coordinated by Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has decided to establish an integrated quarantine facility having 6,000 beds in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus.
The decision to this was made in a discussion held between the CCMC and Kathmandu Valley Municipality Forum on Thursday. Forum Secretary Madan Sundar Shrestha informed, “There are already 3,000 beds for the COVID-19 patients and 3,000 additional beds would be managed. It would be managed by the Ministry of Urban Development. Similarly, the locations for the quarantines would be fixed with the coordination of local levels.” He further said the cooperation would be sought from the private hospitals to set up the isolation with 1,000 beds.
The Municipality Forum demanded the CCMC to manage Rs 175 for lunch every day to those staying in quarantines The CCMC and Municipality Forum came up with the agreement to set up quarantine and isolation in the wake of the rapid increase of coronavirus in the Kathmandu Valley of late.
The valley witnessed a total of 377 cases of infection 270 in Kathmandu, 66 in Lalitpur, and 41 in Bhaktapur on Thursday (27 Aug 2020). The Ministry of Health and Population recorded a total of 1,111 cases of infection while conducting the PCR test among 12,629 in the last 24 hours. So far, 183 persons have lost lives to the COVID-19.
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