DPM Pokhrel Inspects 88-Bed Radhaswami Isolation Centre

Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel Tuesday inspected the Radha Swami COVID-19 Isolation and Oxygen Therapy Centre built at Basundhara, Kathmandu.
During the inspection, DPM Pokhrel held telephone conversations with Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya and Chief Secretary Dr. Shanker Das Bairagi and instructed them to make necessary arrangements for the operation of the isolation centre.
Nepali Army is preparing to bring the isolation centre into operation from this week.
The Radhaswami Centre has provided the building for the 88-bed isolation centre, according a press note issued by Ganesh Panday, press advisor to DPM Pokhrel.
Preparations are underway to increase the number of beds in the isolation centre up to 200 based on the need.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City has already allocated budget for the isolation centre while a medical team from the Nepali Army has taken responsibility for the treatment, security and management of the centre.
The government has expected that the operation of the centre will provide a great relief in the treatment of coronavirus patients, read the press note.
Pokhrel, who is also the coordinator of CCMC, said that the government was planning to set up isolation centres like the Radhaswami centre to treat the coronavirus infected people in large buildings.
Urging the Nepali Army to treat the patients with confidence, he said that the government would provide all required assistance.
During the inspection, DPM Pokhrel was briefed by Clinic Registrar of the Nepali Army Colonel Dr. Suman Raj Dangol about the operation modality of the centre. Mayor Prakash Adhikari and Deputy Mayor Gyan Maya Dangol of Tokha Municipality were also present during the inspection.