Given the rising cases of COVID-19, DRDO is building two COVID care hospitals in Haldwani and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.
According to the DRDO officials, the hospital in Haldwani will have 500 beds, with 375 oxygen beds and 125 ventilator beds, while the one in Rishikesh will have 400 oxygen beds and 100 ventilator beds.
Earlier, DRDO had set up a 750-bedded makeshift COVID hospital at Banaras Hindu University premises and has started construction of a 500-bed COVID-19 hospital in Budgam district to ramp up medical infrastructure.
Uttarakhand reported 8,390 new COVID-19 cases and 118 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the state control room on Saturday. With this, the case tally reached 2,38,383.