Bengaluru: In a move that will go a long way in dealing with the pandemic situation in Delhi, a private school has converted its premises into an infirmary, thereby facilitation the treatment of frontline workers, government officers and their families. 

As reported by Times of India, GD Goenka School in South Delhi has provided two oxygen-enabled beds in each of its 30 classrooms. 

Nipun Goenka, the managing director of the GD Goenka Group, said, “Our school is fully air-conditioned, so it will be comfortable for patients. We have also provided space for infirmary, cafeteria, 24x7 electricity, water and security service. We also have an ambulance with oxygen support and a driver to help those in need”. 

Those exhibiting mild symptoms and needing oxygen support can make use of the facility. 

“We thank the frontline workers for their untiring efforts in fighting the raging pandemic. They have been performing their duties 24x7, putting themselves and their families at great risk. This is why we have decided to extend our help to them,” the website adds. 

The website also added that a blood donation camp was also conducted at the school in which over 50 units were collected. In this camp, a team from All India Institute of Medical Sciences consisting of two doctors, four nurses and paramedics assisted in the initiative. 

“As true educationists, our management has always taken initiatives to contribute constructively and meaningfully towards the needs of the community and country in the true spirit of service,” Goenka said.

But what if board exams are held? Will the school manage it? The answer is an emphatic yes. 

“Even if the board exams are held, there won’t be any problems. The centre is in the junior wing and it doesn’t seem that classes will resume without the children being vaccinated,” Goenka was quoted additionally.