The 56-bed ICU facility at the CV Raman General Hospital has been augmented & sponsored by Volvo Group India Pvt Ltd, 3M India & Hitachi ABB Power Grids with the technical expertise from Columbia Asia Hospitals, a unit of Manipal and is expected to be operational soon.
Kamal Bali, MD & President, Volvo Group, India said, “The second wave of Covid-19 has been highly virulent & fast spreading, and this can be overwhelming for any administration or healthcare system anywhere in the world. At Volvo Group, safety & well-being of people is our highest priority and hence our outreach to communities since the pandemic started. We are glad to lend our support & augment the Intensive Care facilities at the CV Raman Nagar Hospital, for today’s as well as tomorrow’s needs. Joining hands with partners from the industry, healthcare and the Government of Karnataka we remain together in this fight to alleviate the stress and suffering the pandemic has brought upon us all”.
With these 56 beds, Sir CV Raman hospital will now have a total of 76 beds in their intensive care unit. This is also an outcome of the interactions between Confederation of Indian Industry & the Hon’ble Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar post which CII had initiated the industry working group – where above-mentioned industry members of CII have come together with a vision of strengthening the medical infrastructure of the state’s health-care ecosystem.
All lifesaving medical equipment like Patient monitors, Crash cart, IV Poles, Defibrillator, Medical Gas Accessories, Flow meters/Suction Apparatus, Neonatal Resuscitation Kit, Infusion pump, ECG machine, Syringe Pumps, EtCO2 machines and other necessary equipment were procured by the three companies to be deployed at the augmented ICU at Sir CV Raman General Hospital. Critical devices like Ventilators and Bi-Paps etc were tested and ensured functionality before the final installation. Four Central Monitoring Systems have also been installed, which will make the facility easy to be monitored remotely. Any authorised intensivist will be able to monitor patients remotely and guide the course of treatment.
Dr Radhakrishna, Superintendent and nodal officer, Sir CV Raman hospital has been spearheading the project with necessary support from the hospital.
The industry members had earlier committed their wholehearted support to the Government fighting COVID 19 in Karnataka.
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