Anand Pandit: Juhu centre will have around 25 beds

After converting Shivaji Park Hall into Covid-19 facility, Ajay Devgn, along with producer Anand Pandit, expand service to Juhu and Borivali


Actor Ajay Devgn and producer Anand Pandit have joined hands with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to build a Covid-19 facility at Shivaji Park. With the actor-producer duo contributing over Rs 1 crore, the State Bharat Scouts and Guides Hall has been converted into a 20-bed treatment facility, complete with ventilators, oxygen support, and para monitors. While the care centre is up and running, Devgn and Pandit have begun scouting for locations to build similar makeshift facilities.
Confirming the development, Pandit says, “We have earmarked two spaces, one each in Juhu and Borivali. Together, they will accommodate 50 to 60 patients. Given the current shortage of oxygen, we have demarcated funds for oxygen concentrators, which will remain our main focus.”
Work is in full swing at both centres. If all goes well, the producer says that the Juhu facility may be operational by May 12. “The Juhu centre will have around 25 beds. We are [converting] a school for the purpose as the classrooms have good ventilation and easy accessibility. Our team is working towards supporting it with the necessary equipment,” he adds. While medical personnel from Hinduja Hospital serve at the Shivaji Park set-up, the logistics of the new sites are being worked out.