08 May 2020 | News
Also partners with Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, New Delhi to establish a dedicated Covid-19 isolation centre
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The Government of Karnataka has transformed its administrative office at Kandhya Bhawan, Ramanagaram District into a dedicated COVID-19 referral hospital. Wipro GE Healthcare and its NGO partner People to People Health Foundation (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,
“India is courageously working in managing the Corona impact. We are committed to take forward the vision of our government of a Corona free nation. We appreciate the timely support from Wipro GE Healthcare and People to People Health Foundation (PPHF) for supporting the dedicated COVID 19 referral hospital and donating essential protective supplies for emergency responders. Let us come out together stronger than ever as a nation said Sri. B. Sriramulu, Honourable Health and Family Welfare Minister, Government of Karnataka.
“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 government of Karnataka 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 RML, Delhi
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. Wipro GE Healthcare (WGE) and PPHF have supported this isolation centre with 90 isolation beds and a dedicated ICU comprising of 30 motorized beds. Also, 500 PPE kits and N95 masks have been provided for doctors and healthcare workers at RML.
“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’m delighted that the Wipro GE Healthcare and PPHF partnership will help to contribute to the government’s efforts to save lives.”