Reliance Sets Up India’s First Dedicated Coronavirus Hospital In Mumbai
Reliance Sets Up India's First Dedicated Coronavirus Hospital and a host of measures to combat COVID-19
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has set up India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Mumbai. They have also announced a host of measures to aid with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak including continued pay temporary workers, setting up a dedicated Covid-19 hospital and ramping up face-mask production.
RIL in an official statement said, “Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has set up a dedicated 100 bedded COVID-19 centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for COVID-19.”
“This first-of-its-kind-in-India centre is fully funded by Reliance Foundation and includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross-contamination and helps control infection. All beds are equipped with the required infrastructure, biomedical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machines, and patient monitoring devices,” it added.
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Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai has also offered to set up special medical facilities to quarantine travellers from notified countries and suspected cases identified through contact tracing. They will provide free fuel for all emergency service vehicles used to transport Covid-19 patients and quarantine people
RIL has also announced initial support of Rs 5 crores to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to combat coronavirus spread. They have also promised to provide free meals to people across various cities in partnership with NGOs to offer necessary livelihood relief in the current crisis situation.
RIL is also working for effective testing of the virus. RIL’s Jio is collaborating with Microsoft Teams to support social distancing. Their groceries will remain open to provide essential items to people from 7 to 11 pm.