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  • SRCC Children’s Hospital Managed by Narayana Health has donated 13 Ventilators to government hospitals in Mumbai

    Published on July 16, 2020

    by Sachin Murdeshwar

    Mumbai: In midst of all the chaos and tension arise due to COVID-19 pandemic, SRCC Children’s Hospital Managed by Narayana Health has donated 13 Ventilators to government hospitals. The event was graced by Kishori Pednekar, Mayor of Mumbai along with representatives from government hospitals over digitally and in physical presence. To name few of the hospitals are Bhabha Hospital, Thane Civil Hospital, Kalwa Hospital, Cooper Hospital, Bhaktivendanta Hospital, Shushrusha Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital and KJ Somaiya Hospital


    In the wake of ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Founder and Chairman – Narayana Health have been advising the State Health Authorities on the need to create a separate COVID-19 hospital and help them with infrastructure support. And also appreciates MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) hospitals working very hard, 24X7 to their maximum capacity and healthcare workers including Doctors, Nurses and Paramedical Teams are working round the clock.


    “I am extremely grateful to Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust (NHCT) for donating these much-needed ventilators,” said Kishori Pednekar, Mayor of Mumbai. “During this pandemic health emergency, it is very important that we work together. I am pleased to say that as we work to lessen the effects of COVID-19, SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health are doing their part to help us flatten the curve.”


    On the donation, Dr. Soonu Udani (Medical Director-SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health). “In terms of infrastructure, Narayana Health realises critical need for ventilators in Mumbai Government & Trust Hospitals who are actively treating covid patients, and we have been trying to support the State Government in a bid to address the COVID19 pandemic.”


    Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust (NHCT) have been raising funds for high-end ventilators for adult and paediatric patients with support from various charitable organizations, multinational companies and alumni Ashraya Hastha Trust, Nestle India, Geltec Private Ltd, HDFC Ergo General Insurance Pvt Ltd, Radha Mohan Mehrotra Medical Relief trust, Union Bank Social Foundation, Crompton CSR Foundations, INSEAD Alumni, HT Parekh Foundation, E&Y Foundation Narayana Hrudayalaya Charitable Trust (NHCT) have donated 100 plus ventilators across India – Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune, Kochi, Gurgoan and Mumbai.


    Mr Rupesh Choubey (Facility Director- SRCC Children’s Hospital, managed by Narayana Health) said. “In this difficult time, where there is an acute shortage of ventilators in the city, we are trying to support with this essential equipment. It’s really a proud moment for us that we will be able to support in saving many lives during this pandemic situation.