Hotels, resorts come in handy in fight against Covid-19

In government’s fight against the deadly Covid-19 infection, hotels and resorts are coming in handy for the purpose of serving as isolation wards. State governments are using these facilities for conversion into isolation wards in worst-affected hotspots, a Times of India report said. The report further added that the Madhya […]

In government’s fight against the deadly Covid-19 infection, hotels and resorts are coming in handy for the purpose of serving as isolation wards.

State governments are using these facilities for conversion into isolation wards in worst-affected hotspots, a Times of India report said.

The report further added that the Madhya Pradesh government has acquired 28 hotels, resorts and marriage gardens in the worst-affected cities of Ujjain and Indore.

“As many as 1,200 patients can be accommodated in these establishments. If needed, we will acquire more buildings,” the report quoted Indore Development Authority chief executive officer Vivek Shotriya as saying. He further added that the target is to create capacity for 2,000 patients.

Other states are also resorting to taking over hotels for conversion into isolation wards.

In Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, government has take control of 20 hotels to use them as siloation facilities.

“We have taken over 1,500 rooms and currently 600 people are quarantined in these hotels,” the TOI report quoted Bhilwara district collector Rajendra Bhatt as saying.

Not just hotels and resorts, the central government has taken help of the railways and empty coaches have been turned into isolation wards.

Earlier, Anand Mahindra had offered Mahindra Holiday Resorts to government for use as temporary care facilities.

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Lois C. Ferrara

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