Tata Trusts has upgraded four government hospital buildings, two in Uttar Pradesh and two in Maharashtra, into Covid-19 treatment centres. The facilities include both in-patient and out-patient wings, which are permanent and it supplement the existing healthcare infrastructure in these locations.
Informing that is a part of Tata Trusts’ four-pronged approach to support India in tackling Covid-19, Chairman, Ratan N Tata, earlier in March, said, “Urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the needs of fighting the Covid-19 crisis, which is one of the toughest challenges the human race will face.”
In Maharashtra, the Trusts-developed centres are at Sangli (50 beds) and Buldhana (104 beds), and in Uttar Pradesh at Gautam Buddha Nagar (168 beds) and Gonda (124 beds). The Treatment Centres in Uttar Pradesh are in collaboration with a partner organisation.
The decision to upgrade the existing infrastructure was made to bring speed and make use, wherever possible, of existing capabilities and services. Each hospital is armed with critical care capabilities, minor operation theatres, basic pathology and radiology, facilities for dialysis and blood storage, and telemedicine units, a statement said.
The construction was done by Tata Projects Limited, the design was by Edifice Consultants Pvt Limited.
The Trusts have donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including coveralls, N95/KN95 masks, surgical masks, gloves and goggles to 32 states and Union Territories.