Honeywell today unveiled a 20-bed Covid care center in Delhi. According to the official communique, the center which is located at the Aggarwal Dharmshala in Kirari, is affiliated to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital and managed by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). The center has beds, oxygen supply, PPE kits, medical consumables, and basic medical infrastructure to treat non-critical patients. The company also donated 100 oxygen concentrators as part of the relief package for Delhi, including 10 for this center in northwest Delhi.
This development is followed by last week’s announcement that the company is establishing Covid care centers and Covid critical care centers across five states in India. Honeywell has partnered with the governments of Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, and Uttarakhand to help address the ongoing pandemic.
Further, Honeywell is donating 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 50 ventilators, 10,000 N95 respirators, and 2,500 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to various government and private hospitals.
“We are encouraged by Honeywell’s initiative to add capacity to our healthcare infrastructure,” said Shri Rituraj Govind Jha, Member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. “We also welcome and appreciate the donation of medical supplies, including concentrators and PPE kits,” he added.
Dr Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India, said, “Honeywell is committed to helping the country deal with this humanitarian crisis and has pledged $3M since the start of the pandemic for COVID relief.”
“We are partnering with state and local governments to enhance healthcare infrastructure across multiple states, including setting up COVID care centers and ICU set ups. We are also donating essential medical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, N95 respirators, and PPE kits,” he added.
Honeywell has already dedicated a similar center at the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Bibwewadi, Pune, and at the Bharat Bhagya Vidhaata Hospital in Gurugram. Similar centers are being established in Nainital and Yerawada, Pune.
In the second phase, Honeywell plans to establish COVID critical care centers in Bengaluru and Mumbai in partnership with the state governments of Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively. These centers will be equipped with Fowler beds, class I ventilators, defibrillators, multipara monitors, X-ray machines, bipap machines and all the equipment necessary to treat critical COVID-19 patients.
The Bengaluru critical care center is located at Bowring Hospital, Shivaji Nagar and the Mumbai critical care center is located at the Jumbo Facility Hospital in Kandarpada, Dahisar West.