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Embassy REIT, corporates to provide covid care to govt hospitals in Bengaluru

Currently, 46 of the 69 ICU beds are in the process of being set up and operationalised at the Epidemic Diseases Hospital in Indiranagar and Jayanagar General Hospital

Embassy Office Parks REIT (Embassy REIT), has led a consortium of their office park tenants to set up 69 fully fitted ICU beds, life-saving medical equipment and manpower to operationalise ICUs in three government hospitals in Bengaluru.

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Embassy REIT, through its Corporate Connect Programme, has mobilised over Rs 7.3 crores with corporates partners ANZ, Swiss Re and CapitaLand, amongst others. Embassy REIT managed the initiative to liaise with the health department to identify the beneficiary hospitals, shortlisted suppliers for the life-saving medical equipment, and raised funds towards activating this crucial relief initiative towards strengthening the government’s effort to manage COVID-19.

The hospitals will also benefit from manpower assistance from Doctors for You, Cloud Physicians and LabourNet with the support of Azim Premji Foundation, which will tackle the acute shortage of intensivists, doctors and nurses required to operate the ICUs. The health department will provide ventilators for these hospitals from the Prime Ministers Relief Fund.

Currently, 46 of the 69 ICU beds are in the process of being set up and operationalised at the Epidemic Diseases Hospital in Indiranagar and Jayanagar General Hospital. The remaining 23 ICU Beds will be finalized in the coming week. The beneficiaries of these hospitals will receive treatment free of cost.

BS Yediyurappa, Chief Minister, Karnataka, expressed his gratitude towards Embassy REIT and its partners for their support.

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