Honeywell has dedicated a 20-bed COVID care centre to the citizens of Delhi.
This follows last week’s announcement that the company is establishing COVID care centres and COVID critical care centres across five states in India. The conglomerate has partnered with the governments of Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, and Uttarakhand to help address the ongoing pandemic.
CSR of Honeywell is also donating 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 50 ventilators, 10,000 N95 respirators, and 2,500 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to various government and private hospitals. The company also donated 100 oxygen concentrators as part of the relief package for Delhi, including 10 for this centre in northwest Delhi.
The new centre in Delhi is located at the Aggarwal Dharmshala in Kirari. It is affiliated with Sanjay Gandhi Hospital and managed by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). The centre is equipped with beds, oxygen supply, PPE kits, medical consumables, and basic medical infrastructure to treat non-critical patients.
“We are encouraged by Honeywell’s initiative to add capacity to our healthcare infrastructure,” said Rituraj Govind Jha, Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. “We also welcome and appreciate the donation of medical supplies, including concentrators and PPE kits,” he added.
Dr Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India, said, “We are committed to helping the country deal with this humanitarian crisis and has pledged $3M since the start of the pandemic for COVID relief. We are partnering with state and local governments to enhance healthcare infrastructure across multiple states, including setting up COVID care centres and ICU setups. We are also donating essential medical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, N95 respirators, and PPE kits.”
Honeywell has already dedicated a similar centre at the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Bibwewadi, Pune, and at the Bharat Bhagya Vidhaata Hospital in Gurugram. Similar centres are being established in Nainital and Yerawada, Pune.
In the second phase, the company plans to establish COVID critical care centres in Bengaluru and Mumbai in partnership with the state governments of Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively. These centres will be equipped with Fowler beds, class I ventilators, defibrillators, multipara monitors, X-ray machines, bipap machines and all the equipment necessary to treat critical COVID-19 patients.
The Bengaluru critical care centre is located at Bowring Hospital, Shivaji Nagar and the Mumbai critical care centre is located at the Jumbo Facility Hospital in Kandarpada, Dahisar West.
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