Chennai : August 31, 2020:Tata Trusts has upgraded four government hospital buildings, two in Uttar Pradesh and two in Maharashtra, into Covid-19 Treatment Centres, and has handed them over to the respective administrations. The facilities, including both in-patient and out-patient wings, are permanent and supplementexisting health care infrastructure in these locations.
This is part of Tata Trusts’ four-pronged approachto support India in tackling Covid-19, as declared by the Chairman, Mr. Ratan N. Tata, earlier in March. Mr. Tata had 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 GautamBuddha Nagar (168 beds) and Gonda (124 beds).The Treatment Centres in Uttar Pradesh are in collaboration with a partner organisation. The decision to upgrade existing infrastructure was 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.
The construction was done by Tata Projects Limited, the design wasby Edifice Consultants Pvt Limited, and equipment have been sourced from leading manufacturers.