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Video calls with loved ones, prayers — life inside a Covid centre in Ernakulam

The Adlux Convention Centre was converted into a second-line treatment centre for Covid in August as cases began rising in Kerala.

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Cochin: Sometime in August, the Adlux Convention Centre, on the outskirts of Ernakulam in Kerala, was turned into a second-line treatment centre for Covid-19 as cases began to rise.

The centre, which was converted into a first-level care centre in June, is now equipped to take care of the medical needs of patients. About 180 of its 250 beds are currently occupied, mostly by elderly Covid-19 patients and those with co-morbidities.

Doctors and nurses are posted on a 10-day shift here and two ambulances — one regular and another with ICU facilities — wait to shift patients as and where needed.

The centre is attached to the Government Medical College, Kalamassery, which has been functioning as a Covid facility. Patients needing further care are shifted from the centre to the government hospital by the district administration.

ThePrint’s National Photo Editor Praveen Jain and Senior Associate Editor Abantika Ghosh bring glimpses from inside the Adlux Convention Centre.

Food is served to everyone | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
An elderly couple having food served by the administration at the centre | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The few ways to connect to loved once is using mobile | Phot0: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A patient during a call with a loved one | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
In the morning, people read newspaper | Photo | Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A patient seen reading the newspaper | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A girl talks to her grandmother | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A girl talks to her grandmother | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A lady charges her phone | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A patient charges her phone inside the centre | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Health workers check a corona patient | Photi: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Health workers checking on a Covid-19 patient | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Most of the patients in the centre are old | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Most of the patients in the centre are elderly | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A woman take care of her relative | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A woman helps an elderly patient make a video call over the phone | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A lady offers prayer | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
A lady offers prayers inside the centre | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Patients who need higher level or care are shifted there using the high-tech transfer system put in place by the district administration
Patients needing higher care are shifted to the government hospital | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Recovered patients stand in queue to leave the centre | Photi: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Recovered patients wait for their turn to leave the centre | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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