Makeshift COVID centres in Gurugram set for long haul
Set up a fortnight in the past, amid the raging pandemic disaster, the short-term subject hospital and the 2 makeshift COVID care centres in the Millennium City, with a mixed energy of 600 beds, run skinny on occupancy because the wave of the lethal virus subsides, however these services now gear up for a potential third wave and will stay in place until subsequent 12 months.
M3M Foundation trustee Payal Kanodia instructed The Puucho that the 400-bed COVID care facility set up by the philanthropic arm of the M3M Group with help from different organisations was now being readied for a potential third wave that’s extensively anticipated to have an effect on youngsters.
“Of the 400 beds, we now aim to convert 150-200 beds for paediatric treatment alone and plan to engage more paediatricians to prepare for the third wave. Though we have treated a couple of children, aged 12-15 years for COVID, we are in talks with the district authorities and “Doctors For You”, an NGO, to transform this facility partially right into a paediatric one,” stated Dr. Kanodia.
Scaled up facility
A joint initiative of the Haryana authorities and the M3M Foundation, this free-of-cost facility is managed by the Indian Air Force and “Doctors for You”, a Mumbai-based humanitarian organisation with a world presence.
While the centre was began with 150 beds, the ability was scaled up by means of further 250 beds.
The centre additionally has a provision of meals and medical services, together with oxygen, wherever required, for sufferers. A cell medical unit and round the clock helpline can also be accessible for shifting any affected person from the care centre to the hospital.
The centre, state of affairs at M3M Urbana in Sector-67, additionally works as a step-down facility for close by hospitals and admits less-critical sufferers based mostly on their well being standing by means of a referral process to make beds accessible in these hospitals for extra essential sufferers.
Dr. Kanodia stated the ability solely took “mild” and “moderate” sufferers, however had handled just a few sufferers with co-morbidity as effectively. “We had committed the district administration to run the facility for six months, but might continue for another year keeping in view the situation,” she stated.
Similarly, a 100-bed short-term subject hospital set up at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Sector-38 in collaboration with Vedanta Group, Give India and “Doctors for You” has solely 15% occupancy.
“We have 100 beds, including 20 ICU beds, but the occupancy remains low because of the sharp decline in cases. The doctors at the facility are provided by the Civil Hospital and ‘Doctors For You’,” stated Lokender Singh, senior safety supervisor of Vedanta Group.
Another 100-bed COVID care centre has been set up at Government College in Sector-14 in collaboration with Hero MotoCorp. While the centre runs beneath the supervision of Civil Surgeon, the disposal of bio-medical waste and sanitation stays the duty of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. The district administration ensures oxygen provide on the centre, however the Hero MotoCorp group, too, has organized 100 oxygen concentrators.
“It’s a heartening sign to see a rapid decline in COVID cases in Gurugram. We are staying fully prepared to face any subsequent waves of the pandemic in the coming months, and in keeping with this objective, we have plans to keep all the three COVID care centres in Gurugram running till these are required. These are fully equipped facilities and will help us address any healthcare issues in the coming months. All our stakeholders and partners such as Hero MotoCorp and M3M are fully aligned on this,” stated Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg