Delhi to use railway coaches as hospital facilities; India reports record 12,000 single-day jump in COVID-19 cases

Delhi to use railway coaches as hospital facilities; India reports record 12,000 single-day jump in COVID-19 cases

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2020-06-14 20:13

NEW DELHI: India's federal government said on Sunday (Jun 14) it will provide New Delhi's city authorities with 500 railway coaches that will be equipped to care for coronavirus patients, after a surge in the number of cases led to a shortage of hospital beds.

The coaches will increase Delhi's capacity by 8,000 beds, home minister Amit Shah said on Twitter after a meeting with the capital's chief minister.

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