Set up at Rs 6 crore, the CCC on city’s outskirts had all facilities — except patients!
It was touted as India’s biggest Covid Care Centre, with a gargantuan 10,100 beds. But in just one and a half months since it was inaugurated on July 28, it has shut shop for want of even a nominal number of asymptomatic patients.
The scene at the Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) on the city outskirts, where the CCC was set up, looks like a no man’s land. Established at a cost of Rs 6 crore, it lies empty and desolate, sans patients, doctors and ancillary staff.
All the new equipment and materials purchased by the state government have been redistributed among various state government institutions, including Department of Social Welfare hostels, the Horticulture University hostel, GKVK and other hospitals.
BBMP, which was responsible for running the CCC, was scheduled to officially vacate the place on Tuesday.