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  • Yuvraj Singh’s Foundation YouWeCan and Accenture Add 120 Critical Care Beds to Government General Hospital in Nizamabad, Telangana to strengthen healthcare infrastructure

    Published on July 28, 2021

    Hyderabad: Under its #Mission1000Beds initiative, YouWeCan Foundation run by international cricketing icon Yuvraj Singh has set up 120 Critical Care Unit (CCU) beds at Government Medical College & General Hospital in Nizamabad, Telangana with financial support from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Funds contributed by Accenture have also been used by YouWeCan Foundation to provide a variety of medical equipment such as BiPAP machines, ICU ventilators, patient monitors, crash carts and oxygen cylinders to the hospital.

    The facility was inaugurated virtually by Yuvraj Singh, today in the presence of Telangana Home Minister Mr. Mahmood Ali and delegates from Accenture and the hospital.

    On this initiative, Yuvraj Singh said, “We have all suffered tremendously during the second wave of COVID-19, including losing loved ones and struggling to procure oxygen, ICU beds and other critical care facilities when our family members were fighting for their lives. After witnessing such an unprecedented crisis and loss of life all around as well as going through a personal loss myself, I felt the need to step up to support our healthcare providers and frontline workers in their fight against this deadly virus. Through our initiative #Mission1000Beds, we are setting up COVID-19 critical care facilities at hospitals across the country to increase existing capacities.”

     “Supported by Accenture, we are extremely happy to extend our initiative to the state of Telangana, by setting up 120 critical care beds at Government Medical College & Hospital in Nizamabad.”

    In May 2021, Accenture announced a USD 25 million (approximately INR 185 crore) commitment for COVID-19 relief efforts in India. As part of its overall commitment, Accenture had announced that it will invest in strengthening the healthcare infrastructure in the country, augmenting existing hospitals with beds and ICUs and set up oxygen plants.  The company is collaborating with a number of non-profit organizations including the YouWeCan Foundation to accomplish this.In addition, Accenture has been providing COVID-19 support kits and PPE kits to frontline healthcare workers and providing food and COVID-19 at-home care kits to the unemployed and poor. It has also been engaged with the government to support vaccination camps and provide local language call-center support.