Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the 100-year-old Hinduja Group, has
provided Rs 1 crore worth of support to set up a COVID-19 care facility in suburban
Mumbai at the behest of the city’s civic body.
facility, named ‘Deepvan’, will provide emergency healthcare services to
COVID-19 patients, a statement issued by the foundation on Thursday said.
months after Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan offered the use of his office
premises in Khar for COVID relief, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corpration (BMC)
requested Hinduja HealthCare in suburban Khar for their technical support in
converting the area into an intensive care unit for critical COVID-19 patients.
Foundation stepped in with a donation amounting to Rs 1 crore, in the form of
capital expenditure for medical equipment, PPE kits and other support to get
the facility operational for the BMC. More than 60 patients availed of free
treatment in the past month, as part of the Foundation’s continuing social
commitment to COVID relief. Following an additional request from the BMC,
‘Deepvan’ is now operational with enhanced healthcare services as well as four
ICU beds, four centralised oxygen beds and seven DCHC (Dedicated COVID Health
Centre) ward beds.
on the initiative, Paul Abraham,
President, Hinduja Foundation said, “We have committed to fund this
initiative to the tune of Rs 1 Crore so far. We are proud to associate with
Hinduja Hospital, Khar and provide ‘Deepvan’ with the required infrastructure
to treat COVID-19 patients. We recognize the responsibility of the private
sector in identifying and boosting healthcare facilities for the common man in
these uncertain times.”
Thanking the Hinduja Foundation for their support in
setting-up COVID-19 care facilities, Dr
Avinash Supe, Executive Director of Hinduja HealthCare, Khar said, “As
the BMC is in dire need of care centres owing to the rapid increase in the
number of COVID-positive patients, we are happy to extend our support to them.”
By -Murtuza Merchant