Published: 19th May 2021
Valparai's Government Arts College to be converted into COVID-19 treatment centre
The district administration has already created temporary COVID-19 care centres with 2,951 beds
The Coimbatore district administration has started converting Government Arts College in Valparai into a COVID-19 treatment centre with 150 beds. The work has begun and the centre will be operational from May 11, according to officials from the health department.
Deputy Director of Health Department, G Rameshkumar reviewed the place on Wednesday. The district administration has already created temporary COVID-19 care centres with 2,951 beds at eight places in Coimbatore City and Mettupalayam.
COVID-19 positive cases from Valparai are being referred to the Pollachi government hospitals or treatment centres in Coimbatore. Following the creation of a temporary COVID-19 centre at Valparai, patients who need oxygen equipped beds would be admitted in the centre, said officials.