LUCKNOW || With growing cases of Coronavirus in the state capital, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday issued orders to convert the Haj house in the city into a COVID Care Centre, an official said. Soon after the orders were issued, district magistrate of Lucknow, Abhishek Prakash, visited the Haj house and took stock of the preparedness.
He later informed that the facility will cater to adequately take care of asymptomatic patients and treatment of the COVId infected persons.
For this, he added, a 1000-bedded facility is being readied. The DM instructed the zonal officer of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation to ensure cleanliness at the centre. He also directed to provide nutritious food to patients to be admitted there.
Groundbreaking of the Haj house, situated in Sarojininagar area of the city was done in 2007 and it was one of the biggest projects of the Samajwadi Party (SP) government, with the then minister Mohd Azam Khan having a particular liking for it.
Here the Haj pilgrims were kept before taking their flights to Saudi Arabia.