COVID-19 treatment centre set-up at Calicut University in Malappuram district of Kerala

South India

COVID-19 treatment centre with over 1,000 beds has been set up at Calicut University in Malappuram district of Kerala. 


Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said that patients who have tested positive but don't have any symptoms will be treated here.

"The first-line treatment centre with around 1,300 beds is arranged in the Calicut University Women's Hostel. It provides full-time service with a team of 10 doctors, 50 nurses, and 50 trauma care volunteers to carry out cleaning and other activities", K Gopalakrishnan, quoted by news agency ANI as saying. 

"In addition to free meals, the university-assisted internet facility and other entertainment facilities are available to alleviate stress," he added.

He further said that another facility for the staff to stay at has also been arranged to avoid further spread of the virus.

Kerala reported a record 623 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest number reported in the state.

It is for the second consecutive day that Kerala is recording over 600 coronavirus cases. Out of the total COVID positive cases, 432 developed the disease through contact.

Out of the total cases, 96 came from abroad, 76 came from other states. Moreover, 9 health workers and 9 DSC personnel also tested positive.

So far, Kerala has recorded 9,553 COVID-19 cases out of which 4,880 are undergoing treatment.

With inputs from ANI

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