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Govt says lockdown period used to ramp up health infrastructure required for COVID-19 management

DNA Wednesday, 27 May 2020
As of May 27, 930 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals with 1,58,747 Isolation beds, 20,355 ICU beds and 69,076 oxygen supported beds are available in the country, the government said.
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