Amid the relentless spike in COVID-19 cases, the Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) has set up two safe homes for patients with mild symptoms – one at its headquarters in Belur Math and the other at the premises. from his educational institute in Narendrapur, authorities said.
The 50-bed shelter in Belur, which started operating on Tuesday, is offering free treatment.
“Housed on the campus of the shilpamandir polytechnic college in Belur Math, the facility will be operational for six months,” an RKM spokesperson said.
At Narendrapur institute, the safe house, which was built in a hostel building, is well equipped with oxygen cylinders and other necessary medical equipment, RKM secretary Swami Sarvalokananda said.
Meanwhile, the Hindustan Club in south Kolkata, of which Minister of State Chandrima Bhattacharya is the chairman, has set up a 25-bed COVID care unit in Gariahat area.
Rasbehari MLA Debashis Kumar provided logistical support for the new facility, a member said.