Mumbai: A Mumbai-based builder has handed over a 19-storey newly constructed building to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to be converted into a COVID-19 hospital.
The newly constructed ready-to-move-in building has been donated by Mumbai’s Mehul Sanghavi of Shreeji Shaaran Developers. He was worried about the growing number of cases in the city and hence thought it to be his responsibility to ensure that people of the country to step up and help the nation. Stating that the locality from which the good Samaritan hails, Malad is a COVID-19 hotspot and so when MP Gopal Shetty suggested that the builders lend the building for COVID-19 response their team immediately agreed to do so.
The building which is located on SV Road in Malad has a total of 130 flats and was ready to be handed over to new flat owners. However, after a discussion with the owners, the builder agreed to bear the costs of the buyers by providing them rent of their flats from their own pockets.
A total of 300 patients have already been transferred to the building with four patients into a flat with their treatment ongoing inside the building premises.
On June 20, Saturday Maharashtra reported a single-day rise of 3,874 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 1,28,205 with 5,984 deaths.