11 May 2021 | News
These centres will offer beds free of cost to COVID-19 patients and will only charge overheads like medical consumables and diagnostics
Meddo has collaborated with Treebo and Swiggy, to launch free Covid care facilities in Gurugram. Being categorised as a L1 facility, the these centres would cater to people in early stage of the infection. The intent is to reduce the burden on hospitals by providing care to non-critical patients. These centres will offer beds free of cost to COVID-19 patients and will only charge overheads like medical consumables and diagnostics.
With this initiative, the aim is provide necessary care early and prevent further deterioration of a patient’s condition so as to curtail the need for ICUs and hospital care.
The government has classified different health centres under L1, L2 and L3 levels, with L1 catering to non-critical patients, while L2 and L3 will deal with more complicated and critical COVID-19 cases. Meddo will be setting up these L1 Covid care centres with up to 150 beds. Currently 25 rooms with a capacity to accommodate 40 to 50 patients are operational at the Treebo hotel. These facilities will be equipped with doctors, nurses, and oxygen concentrators to make sure that the need for hospitalisation comes down.
Speaking about the initiative, Saurabh Kochhar, Founder & CEO, Meddo said, “Meddo’s existing partner doctors will be visiting the facilities and take care of the patients in addition to the well-trained nursing staff that would be available at the facility 24x7. As the aim of this initiative is to support the hospital infrastructure, the care facilities will be available for free to patients right now; the operations will be funded by Meddo Foundation.”
As gesture of support and gratitude towards the front line warriors, Meddo will ensure that their safety and wellbeing is given paramount importance. Meddo will take care of the food and accommodation requirements of their medical staff at these facilities and has extended medical insurance cover for them.