Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi has established a dedicated COVID 19 Hospital (Block 1 and Block 2), a 5-floor Isolation Centre to support the increasing demand of COVID-19 patients. This isolation centre is supported through the CSR efforts of Wipro GE Healthcare (WGE) and its NGO partner People to People Health Foundation (PPHF). The facility houses 90 isolation beds and a dedicated ICU comprising of 30 motorized beds. In order to ensure safety of doctors and frontline healthcare workers at RML, WGE and PPHF have also provided 500 PPE kits for doctors and 500 N95 masks for frontline healthcare workers.
“The manner in which the government, healthcare sector, companies and society has come together to solve the challenges arising out of Covid-19 is truly outstanding,” said Nalinikanth Gollagunta, Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare. “Our CSR is focused around efforts that positively improve lives of people and communities we serve. We are thankful to RML for this partnership and hope this helps them address the unprecedented demand arising out of this pandemic to meet address patient needs and save lives.”
Partnership with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka
The Government of Karnataka has transformed its administrative office at Kandhya Bhawan, Ramanagara District into a dedicated COVID-19 referral hospital. Wipro GE Healthcare and PPHF have partnered with the Department of Health and Family Welfare , Government of Karnataka to support this Isolation Centre with 50 Isolation beds and an ICU comprising of 9 motorized beds. WGE and PPHF have also provided 500 PPEs and N95 masks to ensure safety of doctors and frontline healthcare workers in Bengaluru.
“An unimaginable crisis has surrounded us, and our collective response will save lives. PPHF being a public health organization is collaborating with private sectors and extending its support to the Government of India on strengthening the health system infrastructure by providing life-supporting medical equipment and supplies to COVID-19 hospitals, supporting healthcare workers on infection prevention and supporting hygiene promotion activities in the community,” said Dr Laxmikant Palo, CEO, PPHF. “I am delighted that the Wipro GE Healthcare and PPHF partnership will help to contribute to the government’s efforts to save lives.”