bc-royIIT-KGP BC Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research becomes COVID quarantine center

Business Standard (May 6, 2020)

BC Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research becomes COVID quarantine centre

The BC Roy Institute of Medical Science and Research of IIT Kharagpur, has become a COVID Quarantine Centre for inter-state travellers to West Bengal, an official said.

About 9,200 square metre area spread over two floors of the upcoming superspecialty hospital of IIT Kharagpur was made available to the West Midnapore district administration sometimes back after lockdown came in force, the official said.

The phase one of the IIT Kharagpur super specialty hospital, with 400 beds, was scheduled to start its outpatient department in June-July.

Registrar Prof Bhrigu Nath Singh said, "We were ready with the structural construction though the handover from the construction company was not taken due to some LAN, integration of modular OTs and few service lifts related works which are going on and expected to be completed shortly after lockdown period is over." (Read More)