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COV-AID@BLR, a 150-bed oxygenated COVID-19 treatment centre at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB/ BLR Airport), has been operationalised on Wednesady.

The facility was virtually inaugurated by Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri B S Yediyurappa. Located near the Cargo Terminals of BLR Airport, COV-AID@BLR is open for the public and employees from the BLR Airport ecosystem.

Patients can get admission at the Centre by contacting the Nodal Officers (Sannappaiah -9448116661) and Dr Sanjay -9538279991) or through recommendation from a Referral Hospital. The patient must carry Aadhar card, a prescription provided by the referral hospital and relevant medical documents.

The facility is designed to treat patients who are asymptomatic, with mild hypoxia (a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level).

COV-AID@BLR is designed to be a transit oxygen delivery centre, which would provide much-needed relief and treatment for patients requiring oxygen support until they are able to get admission in a hospital. This facility is not equipped to treat pregnant women or moderate cases and those requiring high flow oxygen support / ICU beds.

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