HCL Foundation on Thursday announced setting up of 100-bed and 50-bed COVID-19 isolation and treatment units, respectively, at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) and Deen Dayan Upadhyay Hospital in New Delhi, in partnership with the Delhi government.
The Foundation’s support is aimed at complementing the government’s efforts to increase and enhance COVID-19 care facilities to help manage the large number of infections in the national capital, it said in a statement.
These facilities, including the child-friendly COVID-19 wards, were officially inaugurated on Thursday by HCL Foundation Director Nidhi Pundhir, LNJP Hospital Medical Director Suresh Kumar and Maulana Azad Medical College Dean Nandani Sharma. HCL Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies.
Given the increased burden on the staff at the two hospitals in the wake of the large number of daily positive cases, the Foundation said it has also committed to providing human resource support to the isolation and treatment unit at the two hospitals.
“This includes hiring of and salaries for an agreed number of doctors, nursing staff, hygiene technicians, general duty assistants, supervisors, counsellors, ambulance personnel and administration staff,” it said.
Besides, it is providing an ambulance with advanced life support and ventilator to LNJP dedicated to transportation of COVID-19 positive patients and isolation and treatment of over 1,000 COVID-19 mild-to-moderately symptomatic cases. – PTI