The healthcare consultancy has helped set up 1100 covid beds to date
HOSMAC has been responsible for setting up state-of-the-art COVID hospitals during the deadly second wave of the pandemic. Major companies such as Vedanta and the Ambuja Neotia Group joined hands with HOSMAC to conceptualise and execute their field hospitals comprising oxygenated beds, ICU beds and ventilators.
The consultancy came up with a solution to build field hospitals in air-conditioned tent-like structures keeping in mind COVID care protocols to maintain indoor air quality.
So far, HOSMAC has helped set up 1100 state-of-the-art beds with 200 ICU beds, 100 having ventilators. The hospitals for Vedanta have been set up in tier 2/3 towns where the need is acute (Dariba, Barmer, Chitradurga, Bokaro, Dharwad, Kalahandi, Deogarh, Raipur, Gurugram and Tuticorin). The temporary health facility is based on a unique and innovative rental model, wherein the contractor rents infrastructure requirements like the tent, beds, mattresses, air-conditioning system, toilets, electrical systems and fixtures to the client as well as are responsible for its maintenance for six months.
Each field hospital is attached to a district hospital for clinical management of the patients. The newly setup Vinod Neotia Covid Care Centre is located in Kolkata and is adjacent to their existing hospital. Patients will be charged a reasonable amount per bed per day to meet the basic expenses.
HOSMAC is on board for facility design, engineering planning, equipment planning and project management consultancy. For the Vedanta group, HOSMAC will be responsible for onsite monitoring of the maintenance of the facility to ensure that all engineering systems and housekeeping is well maintained for the said period of six months.
Dr Vivek Desai, Founder and MD, HOSMAC said, “The gesture of setting up field hospitals by the two companies is a welcome step. These well-equipped hospitals will be a shot in the arm for the district administration which has been struggling to cope up. It is a very good example of public-private partnership in times of dire need and I hope more such hospitals will get set up in collaboration with the industry.”