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Coronavirus Pandemic: Reliance establishes India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital

Reliance COVID-19 hospital

In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak which has infected more than 550 people in different parts of the country, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai.

It would offer a raft of facilities to patients that includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross-contamination and helps control infection.

“Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has set up a dedicated 100 bedded COVID-19 centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for COVID-19,” an ANI report quoting RIL official statement said.

“This first-of-its-kind-in-India centre is fully funded by Reliance Foundation and includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross-contamination and helps control infection. All beds are equipped with the required infrastructure, biomedical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machines, and patient monitoring devices,” it added.

“Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, a world-class healthcare institution in Mumbai, has also offered to set up special medical facilities to quarantine travellers from notified countries and suspected cases identified through contact tracing,” the statement further said.

RIL also said that it will continue to pay its contract and temporary workers, even if work has halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“RIL will continue to pay contract and temporary workers, even if work has halted due to this crisis. For those earning below Rs. 30,000 per month, salaries will be paid twice a month to protect their cash flow and mitigate any overwhelming financial burden,” RIL said in an official statement.

“RIL has moved most of its employees to its Work-From-Home platform except for those who are manning critical roles in maintaining the Jio network for nearly 40 crore customers and for providing an uninterrupted supply of fuel, grocery and other essential items of daily consumption,” it further added.

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