A banquet hall called Euphoria in Peeragarhi in west Delhi is being turned into a COVID-19 isolation ward. Once a glitzy venue for extravagant weddings, this banquet hall is being readied with beds and medical equipment.
Pictures by: Shrey Gupta
A healthcare worker tucks in a bedsheet. As cases spiral, people are being turned away by hospitals who say they don't have vacant beds. The Delhi government plans to remedy that by adding as many beds as it can.
Around 11,000 beds will be set up in banquet halls and 4,000 in hotels. According to estimates the national capital will need 80,000 beds by July end as cases of coronavirus begin to spiral.
To ensure medical care, young doctors who have recently graduated, trainee nurses, retired doctors are being encouraged to join the battle against coronavirus.
A truck loaded with material for the newly created Covid ward parks outside Euphoria.