Medica Adds 200 COVID Beds on War Footing Within 72 Hours with Support From ITC
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Medica Superspecialty Hospital, the largest chain of private hospitals in Eastern India has come forward in the hour of need amidst the devastating second surge of COVID and added 200 beds in a record time of 72 hours. In a major augmentation in recent history, Medica opened the doors of its extended hospital at Kishore Bharati Krirangan (Jadavpur Stadium) to meet the increasing demand for beds. Currently, Medica Superspecialty Hospital houses 267 COVID beds in its Mukundapur facility including 132 ICU/HDU beds, 122 general
beds and 12 under suspected ICU/HDU & triage. This addition of further 200 beds will alleviate the suffering of many who are running from one hospital to another in search of beds. The facility was started in the august presence of Dr Alok Roy, Chairman Medica Group of Hospitals & Chair FICCI Health Services Committee along with other officials from Medica. This great initiative is supported by ITC Limited which has generously funded this noble endeavour. Arif Najeeb, the spokesperson from ITC Limited, said that the unprecedented medical crisis created by the second wave of the Covid 19 pandemic has resulted in an exponential surge in the demand for healthcare facilities. This has led to an acute shortage in the availability of beds at the hospitals for the treatment for Covid 19 positive patients. To contribute to enhancing the availability of covid healthcare facilities in Kolkata, ITC is humbled by the opportunity to support the setting of 200 to 300 bed medical
facilities in Kolkata with Medica Superspecialty Hospital for the treatment of Covid 19 positive patients and administering vaccines. As a responsible caregiver serving humanity for over a decade, Medica Superspecialty Hospital has been at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19 and all the frontline warriors and clinicians are working tirelessly to treat every patient with utmost care. At Medica Hospitals, doctors are fully geared up to administer maximum COVID vaccinations a day to support the Government in achieving its target of administering 500 million vaccines by July 2021.
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Report : Anustup Kundu