The construction of an isolation facility with 2,000-bed capacity has started in Geta Medical College of Kailali district from today.

The isolation facility that will be operated under the District Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) is being constructed in cooperation with Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City and Godawari Municipality.

A team of Nepali Army has been deployed to clear the location and construct physical infrastructure for the facility, informed Khagendra Prasad Rijal, Chief District Officer, Kailali.

Though the target is to construct a 2,000-bed isolation facility with a holding centre, 500 beds will be put in place in the first stage, CDO Rijal added.

A meeting called by the Medical College Infrastructure Development Construction Committee and chaired by Federal Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Lekhraj Bhatta, has initiated preparation for the isolation facility construction.

During the same meeting, Minister Bhatta directed all relevant agencies to immediately provide electricity, drinking water, health equipment, and take care of their management.