NEW DELHI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to name its different wards at Sardar vallabhai Patel COVID Centre after Indian Army soldiers who were martyred in Galwan Valley face-off on June 15.

“In honour of Indian Army troops who lost their lives in the Galwan Valley Clash on June 15, DRDO has decided to name different wards of new Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital, Delhi after them,” said Sanjeev Joshi who is the Technology Advisor to DRDO Chairman.

Notably, the ventilator ward has been named after Col B Santosh Babu Ward who died in the clash between India and China.

The COVID-19 centre is nearly equal to 20 fields. The Centre at Radha Soami Beas Chattarpur was set up due to the surge of CoronaVirus Cases in the country. With having 300 acres of space, the COVID hospital can accommodate 10,000 patients. 

The centre was handed over to Armed forces, More than 2,000 Indo-Tibetian Police (ITBP) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) including doctors are deployed to manage operations.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is India’s largest hospital erected temporarily on the south Delhi premises of a religious organization with the capacity to house and treat 10,000 coronavirus patients at the same time.

This development comes on Friday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Leh in Ladakh, where 20 army soldiers were martyred in clashes with Chinese forces that were seeking to alter the status quo on the Line Of Actual control (LAC).