AMRI Hospitals Pledges One Hospital Unit in Kolkata For COVID-19 Patients
Kolkata, April 04, 2020: AMRI Hospitals, one of Eastern India’s leading private healthcare service providers, has dedicated one of its buildings in Kolkata for treatment of COVID-9 positive patients.
The hospital, which has been modified to keep and treat COVID-19 positive patients, offers latest equipment, with significant critical care support, and the services of renowned specialists and other top doctors, backed by a well-trained nursing, paramedical and other support staff.
AMRI Hospitals pledged to the state government the annexe building of its Salt Lake unit last week. Following extensive discussions with senior government officials, the hospital will start taking in patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have significant co-morbidity.
AMRI has set up facilities to treat COVID-19 positive patients across four floors of the building, where around 50 isolation beds have been accommodated. All arrangements have been made in keeping with protocols laid down by the Government and credible health authorities like the World Health Organisation.
The building has 12 critical care isolation beds on one floor, with ventilator and dialysis support, besides having around 38 general isolation beds, spread across three other floors. While one floor will be used as the triage area, through which all patients will be admitted, doctors in that area will run checks and direct patients to critical care or general isolation, according to their needs.
Dr Susruta Bandopadhyay, Head of Critical Care, AMRI Hospitals Salt Lake, said, “It’s a matter of challenge for us that we will be the only private hospital in the city to treat COVID-19 positive patients with serious co-morbidities. The government has entrusted us with great responsibility and we will do our best.” The hospital and its clinical teams are equipped to handle all serious cases, he said.
Mr Rupak Barua, Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals, said, “In a meeting between our Hon’ble Chief Minister and all private hospitals of Kolkata, we had assured her of our support in fighting the disease. It has emerged as one of the worst public health crises in
India and all us have to pull in to provide the necessary services to people. Our initiative is meant to provide support to the Government in its efforts. We are always at the forefront of providing the best care for our patients. Our doctors and other healthcare workers have pledged their services and dedication to fighting the disease.”