Non-profit organisation Lord’s Education & Health Society’s LEHS | WISH programme has set up Covid Care Centers (CCC) across the country. This is aligned with its mission and agenda to support the union and state government in healthcare delivery, it has said.
“Data suggests that the second wave is proving to be more infectious and deadlier in some states. Acknowledging that the situation is catastrophic and a burden on the Indian healthcare system that nobody was prepared for, we are indeed facing a tragic Tsunami. We have been successful in setting up our first CCC in Bhopal and this is just the beginning,” Rajesh Ranjan Singh, CEO, LEHS | WISH said.
Singh added, “This initiative will help decrease the stress among the patients and caregivers by facilitating the delivery of quality healthcare services through WISH-supported CCCs. LEHS | WISH has stepped up its aid efforts by helping many state governments in setting up makeshift hospitals. Meticulous planning and logistics are required to provide quality healthcare. We are confident of providing succour to lakhs of Indians.”
To mitigate the “tragic” impact of Covid, he informed, LEHS | WISH is working on a war footing as it has already set up hybrid CCC in Delhi’s Holy Family Hospital and in Bhopal. It will also establish such centres in Rajasthan, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and other parts of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh.
“We will support these Covid centres by providing emergency medical supplies including liquid oxygen, cryogenic tankers, concentrators, pulse oximeters, and ventilators along with PPE kits. Above all, WISH is supporting governments in its vaccination drive to vaccinate a maximum number of people in a minimum number of days. These CCC will augment the available hospital beds which are falling short with the rise in daily cases of over 4 lakh. LEHS | WISH with support from multiple donors and in agreement from the state government is developing these CCC to address the requirement of more beds equipped with oxygen support. Presently it is of paramount importance to ensure that Covid patients get adequate treatment.”