– Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Government of India today visited Boeing India and SELCO Foundation-funded 100-oxygenated bed facility at Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL), Yelahanka campus.
Boeing India and SELCO Foundation have jointly funded the hospital. Doctors for You (DFY) provide the necessary staff and care, and Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) has provided the required land to set up the hospital.
“It is commendable that industries and NGOs have collaborated with the government in our fight against the Covid battle. Thank you to Boeing India, SELCO Foundation and Doctors for You (DFY) for building an oxygenated super-speciality Covid care facility at Karnataka State Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL), campus in Yelahanka,” Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.
The hospital was built from the ground up in less than 20 days. Of the 100-oxygen beds, 10-beds are dedicated for ICU services and 20-beds for the High Dependency Units (HDU) ward. The hospital will also have triage, donning and doffing, pharmacy, laboratory, rest areas, nurse stations and meeting rooms for medical staff. The DFY team will comprise specialist and generalist doctors, paramedics, and facility management staff. Boeing’s funding will also provide medical equipment, including CT scanners, ventilators, oxygen cylinders and concentrators, flow meters, and ambulances to the hospital.
The event was attended by Dr Sudhakar Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education, Government of Karnataka, Gunjan Krishna, IAS, Commissioner for Industrial Development and Director, Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Karnataka.