The 10-bed ICU centre features the necessary equipment to support critical COVID-19 patients
Honeywell has established a critical care centre at Bowring Hospital to treat COVID-19 patients in the city. The company has also donated essential medical supplies, including oxygen concentrators, N95 respirators and personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals in Karnataka.
The 10-bed ICU centre features the necessary equipment to support critical COVID-19 patients. These include Class I ventilators, Fowler beds, BiPAP machines, multipara monitors with and without capnometers, a portable X-ray machine, an ECG machine, an infusion pump, and a laryngoscope set. Additionally, Honeywell is providing N95 respirators and kits to the centre.
The company has also handed over 200 oxygen concentrators, N95 respirators, and PPE kits to the State Government for distribution across Karnataka.
Dr CN Ashwathnarayan, Deputy Chief Minister, Karnataka. “This ICU facility will not only serve citizens during the pandemic but also encourage more such social investments by the private sector,” he added.
“This is an excellent example of a public-private partnership to enhance healthcare capacities to deal with the pandemic,” said Uma Mahadevan, Principal Secretary PR & Member, Committee to Coordinate with CSOs, NGOs, Private Sectors and International Organisations on COVID Response, Government of Karnataka.
“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,” said Dr Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India.
Another 10-bed ICU facility, similar to the one in Bengaluru, is planned in Mumbai.