SRCC Children’s Hospital Managed by Narayana Health (NH) has donated 13 ventilators to government hospitals in Mumbai. So far Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust (NHCT) has donated 100 plus ventilators across India – Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi, Gurgaon and Mumbai.
NHCT has been raising funds for high-end ventilators with the help of many charitable organizations and MNCs. Few hospitals which received the ventilators are Bhabha hospital, Thane Civil hospital, Kalwa hospital, Cooper hospital, Bhaktivendanta hospital, Shushrusha hospital, Holy Family hospital, Holy Spirit hospital and KJ Somaiya hospital.
The event was graced by Kishori Pednekar, Mayor of Mumbai along with representatives from government hospitals over digitally and in physical presence.
In the wake of the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman – NH have been advising the state health authorities on the need to create a separate COVID-19 hospital and help them with infrastructure support. Appreciated the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) hospitals working very hard, 24X7 to their maximum capacity and healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and paramedical teams are working round the clock.
“I am extremely grateful to NHCT for donating these much-needed ventilators,” said Kishori Pednekar, Mayor of Mumbai.
“During this pandemic health emergency, it is very important that we work together. I’m pleased to say that as we work to lessen the effects of COVID-19, SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health are doing their part to help us flatten the curve.” Pednekar said.
On the donation, Dr Soonu Udani, Medical Director-SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by NH, said, “In terms of infrastructure, NH realises critical need for ventilators in Mumbai government and trust hospitals who are actively treating covid patients, and we have been trying to support the state government in a bid to address the COVID19 pandemic.”
NHCT have been raising funds for high-end ventilators for adult and paediatric patients with support from various charitable organizations, multinational companies and alumni Ashraya Hastha Trust, Nestle India, Geltec Private Ltd, HDFC Ergo General Insurance Pvt Ltd, Radha Mohan Mehrotra Medical Relief trust, Union Bank Social Foundation, Crompton CSR Foundations, INSEAD Alumni, HT Parekh Foundation, E&Y Foundation .
Mr Rupesh Choubey, Facility Director- SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by NH, said, “In this difficult time, where there is an acute shortage of ventilators in the city, we are trying to support with this essential equipment. It’s really a proud moment for us that we will be able to support in saving many lives during this pandemic situation.”