The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has begun establishing Covid Care Centers/Isolation Centers in each of the city’s 30 circles for the poor and needy who are unable to be isolated at home or cannot afford a private bed. To raise funds for the Covid Care , the civic organization is approaching corporations to support the centers as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts (CSR).
These are for Covid-positive individuals who do not exhibit symptoms or have breathing difficulties and are unable to remain isolated at home for a variety of reasons. The place will provide beds, oxygen concentrators, medications, paramedical services, and free food.
Each is expected to have a capacity of 20 beds, which may be increased based on demand. These centers will be located in ward offices, multipurpose function halls, community centers, and select schools. Serilingampally, Kukatpally, Secunderabad, Khairatabad, and L B Nagar zones have already established centers.
According to GHMC officials, isolation centers for the poor and needy are being established. The GHMC has a total of 1,450 slums, including 1,156 that have been designated as notified. Nearly 15-20 lakh of these people live in slums, the majority of which have no more than two rooms, making life difficult for a family of six to seven.