Fight Against Coronavirus: A Look Inside India’s First Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital In Mumbai

Fight Against Coronavirus: A Look Inside India’s First Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital In Mumbai

India’s very first COVID-19 dedicated 100-bed hospital comes up in Mumbai as a partnership between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
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Fight Against Coronavirus: A Look Inside, India's First Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital In MumbaiIndia’s very first dedicated 100 bed #COVID19 hospital, which has been set up in Mumbai

New Delhi: The coronavirus that World Health Organisation has declared a “Pandemic” has affected people around the globe. To fight the crisis in India, Mumbai has set up India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital, which is fully funded by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s largest company in collaboration with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The COVID-19 special ward has been set up in hospital SevenHills that is located in Andheri East area of Mumbai.  Talking about the facilities that have been provided in this special ward of the hospital, a spokesperson from BMC said,

We all are currently waging a war against coronavirus. It is very important for each one of us to win this. On our part, we have come out in support and helped in setting up India’s first COVID-19 dedicated facilities at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. The hospital has around 100 beds to treat coronavirus infected patients in Mumbai. Moreover, all beds are equipped with the required infrastructure, biomedical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machines, and patient monitoring devices.

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Watch: A Look Inside India’s First Coronavirus Dedicated Hospital

An official statement from Reliance Industries highlighting about the facility in Mumbai also said,

This first-of-its-kind-in-India centre is fully dedicated to fight the crisis of coronavirus. The hospital also includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross-contamination and helps control infection. It is the time when all of us need to do something to fight the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, we are doing whatever we can. Reliance Industries is also enhancing its production capacities to produce 100,000 face-masks per day and a large number of personal protective equipment for the nation’s health workers to equip them further to fight COVID-19.

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Along with this, the company has also announced initial support of Rs 5 crores to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to fight the pandemic and Rs 500 crore contribution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s relief fund for coronavirus.

Highlighting the importance of COVID-19 dedicated hospitals in India at this given point, a spokesperson from Public Health Foundation Of India who is dedicatedly tracking coronavirus outbreak in the country said,

The treatment for the highly contagious virus – COVID-19 is very different and needs to be done with extra precautions as the chances of the spread are very high. Therefore as a critical step, the patients infected with coronavirus needed to be kept and treated in an isolated ward or facility which has no contact with the rest of the hospital in terms of the staff or access. In India, at this given point there are very few hospitals that have such infrastructure or facilities (to become COVID-19 dedicated hospital) and therefore proper planning is being done in this 21-days lockdown and it will be executed soon. Government is already in talks with 17 states and the health ministry has recently informed that soon these states will start COVID-19 dedicated hospital facilities.

Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS adds,

The start-to-end treatment of COVID-19 patients is very different than other sick patients. The infected people are very sick and delicate, the hospital staff who is treating them should also have the protection gear on because chances of the infection spreading to them are high in this case. Therefore the staff is required to wear gloves, masks and a protective suit. The staff cannot be allowed to go from this dedicated ward to another and use the same equipments, therefore infrastructure wise, COVID-19 facilities are put or set up in an isolation with no contact from the rest of the hospital, which is the key and very important difference.

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How Maharashtra Is Fighting The Outbreak Of Coronavirus

As of March  30, Maharashtra has the maximum number of infected cases in India, with five COVID-19 deaths so far. Three of these were from Mumbai and two from the peripheral area of Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

As the number of cases mount, The Public Health Department of Maharashtra has recently come up with a WhatsApp number (+91-20-2612-7394) that will answer all the queries and give out important information to the public on coronavirus.

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Apart from this, in Mumbai, disinfection drive by BMC in public places is being done on a regular basis to kill the infection. Here are few glimpses of the drive which is being carried by BMC during this lockdown.

World

19,78,31,904Cases
6,39,24,968Active
12,96,89,916Recovered
42,17,020Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 194 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 19,78,31,904 and 42,17,020 have died; 6,39,24,968 are active cases and 12,96,89,916 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 3:55 am.

India

3,16,55,824 41,831Cases
4,10,952 2,032Active
3,08,20,521 39,258Recovered
4,24,351 541Deaths
In India, there are 3,16,55,824 confirmed cases including 4,24,351 deaths. The number of active cases is 4,10,952 and 3,08,20,521 have recovered as on August 1, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

63,03,715 6,959

80,138 733

60,90,786 7,467

1,32,791 225

Kerala

33,90,761 20,624

1,65,011 3,679

32,08,969 16,865

16,781 80

Karnataka

29,05,124 1,987

23,820 318

28,44,742 1,632

36,562 37

Tamil Nadu

25,59,597 1,986

20,716 218

25,04,805 2,178

34,076 26

Andhra Pradesh

19,66,175 2,058

21,180 18

19,31,618 2,053

13,377 23

Uttar Pradesh

17,08,441 31

712 17

16,84,973 48

22,756

West Bengal

15,28,019 769

11,113 58

14,98,770 819

18,136 8

Delhi

14,36,265 58

581 1

14,10,631 56

25,053 1

Chhattisgarh

10,02,008 102

1,863 102

9,86,621 203

13,524 1

Odisha

9,77,268 1,578

14,538 389

9,56,828 1,899

5,902 68

Rajasthan

9,53,667 17

248 6

9,44,465 22

8,954 1

Gujarat

8,24,877 27

252 8

8,14,549 35

10,076

Madhya Pradesh

7,91,828 22

122 1

7,81,193 21

10,513

Haryana

7,69,913 29

712 0

7,59,566 27

9,635 2

Bihar

7,24,835 44

457 1

7,14,735 45

9,643

Telangana

6,44,951 621

9,069 72

6,32,080 691

3,802 2

Punjab

5,99,104 51

534 10

5,82,277 60

16,293 1

Assam

5,66,198 989

13,322 510

5,47,616 1,480

5,260 19

Jharkhand

3,47,173 36

252 8

3,41,793 44

5,128

Uttarakhand

3,42,139 116

632 13

3,34,145 129

7,362

Jammu And Kashmir

3,21,462 118

1,176 5

3,15,908 113

4,378

Himachal Pradesh

2,06,027 153

1,217 80

2,01,289 72

3,521 1

Goa

1,71,146 94

1,058 35

1,66,941 128

3,147 1

Puducherry

1,20,915 100

962 17

1,18,158 115

1,795 2

Manipur

98,499 801

10,540 195

86,403 981

1,556 15

Tripura

78,583 222

3,482 2

74,346 224

755

Meghalaya

65,000 686

5,966 175

57,949 499

1,085 12

Chandigarh

61,953 1

31 5

61,111 5

811 1

Arunachal Pradesh

48,122 266

3,954 188

43,939 451

229 3

Mizoram

38,925 861

12,388 213

26,387 643

150 5

Nagaland

27,872 159

1,329 55

25,977 99

566 5

Sikkim

26,548 237

3,400 98

22,804 137

344 2

Ladakh

20,338 10

56 6

20,075 4

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,650 6

29 1

10,617 7

4

Lakshadweep

10,189 11

84 7

10,055 4

50

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,537 2

8 0

7,400 2

129

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