COVID-19: Centre In BKC Flooded After Heavy Rains Hit Mumbai During Cyclone Nisarga

The makeshift COVID-19 hospital at BKC, constructed by the MMRDA suffered damages due to the strong winds coupled with heavy rain

Jessica David

June 5, 2020

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The COVID centre in Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) was flooded and faced damages due to heavy rains brought by the Cyclone Nisarga on Wednesday (June 3). While the city escaped a major threat, the makeshift COVID-19 hospital at BKC, constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), reportedly suffered damages due to the strong winds coupled with heavy rain. As many as 200 patients were shifted from this COVID-19 hospital to the treatment centre at National Sports Club of India (NSCI) Exhibition Centre in Worli and Sion Hospital on Tuesday.

Several videos of the damage caused to the BKC facility were shared on social media on Wednesday, which showed the grounds flooded. MMRDA had constructed the makeshift hospital in 10 days at the grounds in BKC for the treatment of COVID-19 patients and had handed over the site to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) last month. Admission of patients to the facility can be restarted shortly.

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