The pilgrim complex near the Srikalahasti tourist bus stand has been converted into a COVID care center in the Chittoor district at the latest.
MP (Tirupati) M. Gurumoorthy and local lawmaker Biyyapu Madhusudhan Reddy inaugurated the 100-bed facility on Wednesday and instructed community officials to take care of the precautions to be taken at the center.
They also distributed N95 masks and gloves to the nurses and medical staff.
Mr Gurumoorthy warned the public of the lurking danger in the form of a second wave and urged them to stay home. Mr. Reddy thanked District Minister Fr. Ramachandra Reddy for facilitating the establishment of the Srikalahasti Center in light of the increasing cases in the eastern mandalas of Chittoor District.
The joint collector Rajasekhar, Srikalahastheeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Peddi Raju, Superintendent Ramesh Chandra Mohan, the special officer Balaji Naik and others attended.