As part of the assistance to set up this temporary hospital, ITC will provide financial assistance, including the provision of initial medical supplies.
In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 patients, ITC is providing financial assistance to set up a 200 Covid Care bed and medical facility in Kolkata.
The Executive Hospital will be established by Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata. It will be a temporary hospital for the treatment of COVID-19 affected patients, whose management will be entirely handled by the Medica Superspeciality Hospital.
For its construction, the West Bengal government has allowed the use of Kolkata’s Kishore Bharti Stadium as a temporary hospital for the treatment of Covid-infected patients.
The demand for medical facilities has increased as a result of the unprecedented medical crisis that arose in the country due to the second and third waves of the Corona epidemic. Due to the sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 patients, there has been a sharp decrease in the availability of beds in hospitals for their treatment.
The ITC management humbly stated that ITC is pleased to establish a 200 to 300-bed medical facility in Kolkata by Medica Superspeciality Hospital for treatment and vaccination of COVID-19 positive patients and to increase the availability of Covid health facilities.
As part of the assistance to set up this temporary hospital, ITC will provide financial assistance to Medica to set up this facility, including arrangements for initial medical supplies, including all other essentials such as “furniture, beds, oxygen, air conditioners” etc. The cost involved will be included in the availability of other essential facilities.
ITC is also providing support to other state governments. ITC’s paperboard unit at Bhadrachalam in Telangana has started supplying oxygen to government hospitals in the state.
In view of the shortage in the supply of oxygen in the hospitals of the country, ITC is importing oxygen concentrators and generators. Along with this, in order to reduce the bottlenecks in the transportation of medical oxygen supplies, ITC Limited announced last week that it had collaborated with Linde India, a manufacturer of industrial gases, to produce 24 cryogenic ISOs of 20 tonnes from other Asian countries.