The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited HAL COVID Care Hospital set up under HAL’s Corporate Social Responsibility at the Haj House, Lucknow on 11 May.
As per a press statement from HAL, the two appreciated the facilities and services provided for the Covid patients in a short span of time. The 255 bedded Covid Care Hospital handed over to the state authorities by HAL is now open to patients. This facility includes 130 beds with oxygen support, 100 with High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) and 25 with ventilators.
The hospital will be managed by the UP Government through Care India, an NGO and charity organization. The technical support is being provided by HAL.
The press statement added, “HAL was instrumental in procurement, installation and commissioning of the infrastructure and will ensure maintenance and servicing of the X-Ray machines, nebulizers, oxy-meters, wheel chair, stretchers, BP monitors, Multi Para Display Monitors for ICU beds, CCTV monitoring system, ECG machine, bio chemistry analyzer, incubator, serum electrolyte analyzer, cell counter etc. The UP Government will involve itself in hospital operations and management through Care India with focus on medicine availability, hospital consumables, logistic and management of oxygen refilling.”
Earlier, an MoU in this connection was signed between, General Manager, HAL, Lucknow, Sanjay Kumar Garg and Chief Medical Officer, Lucknow, Sanjay Bhatnagar in the presence of District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash. Chief of Projects (CoP), HAL Rakesh Mishra and other senior officials from HAL Lucknow and UP Government were also present.