Pfizer India And NGO Doctors For You Join Hands To Set Up 400 Oxygen Beds In Delhi, 10 Per Cent Of Beds For Pediatric Patients

Pfizer India And NGO Doctors For You Join Hands To Set Up 400 Oxygen Beds In Delhi, 10 Per Cent Of Beds For Pediatric Patients

With a grant of Rs. 4.50 crore, from Pfizer, Doctors For You has procured and deployed 400 high-quality beds with oxygen support and other medically necessary equipment
During the first wave of the pandemic last year, Pfizer had funded the procurement and deployment of critical and life-saving equipmentDuring the first wave of the pandemic last year, Pfizer had funded the procurement and deployment of critical and life-saving equipment
Highlights
  • Pfizer Inc had announced its biggest ever humanitarian relief effort
  • The firm donated COVID medicines valued at over Rs 510 crore
  • With our efforts, we hope to help mobilise critical equipment: Pfizer

Mumbai: Pfizer India on Monday (June 7) announced that it has partnered with an NGO named Doctors For You to help create a 400 Oxygen Bed capacity at Delhi’s Yamuna COVID Care Centre, from which 10 per cent would be reserved for pediatric patients. With a grant of Rs 4.50 crore (approx. US $600,000), from Pfizer, Doctors For You has procured and deployed 400 high-quality beds with oxygen support and other medically necessary equipment including high-quality ventilators, oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, laboratory equipment, consumables and services of medical and paramedical staff services to maintain the operations at the facility.

Out of the 400 oxygen beds, 10 per cent of beds have been set up to specifically meet the requirements of COVID-19 pediatric patients. The Yamuna COVID care facility primarily caters to mild and moderate cases, more broadly meeting the needs of lower-income patients, migrant labourers, paediatric patients, and others. Any severe cases that need ICU support get referred to Government tertiary care hospitals with ICU facilities. Partly funded by the Delhi Government, the facility is being run jointly by the Delhi Government and Doctors For You.

In addition to the aid provided by Pfizer India, the US-based Pfizer Foundation gave Rs 4 crore (US $500,000) as a grant to AmeriCares, an NGO, to support a 30-bed ICU facility at the Bandra Kurla Complex, a Jumbo COVID Centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. According to the Pfizer Foundation, this support will help mobilize critical equipment needed to make the ICU facility operational.

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The aid would help in setting up more than 350 units of 40 different types of high-quality equipment such as ventilators, CNS monitors, patient monitors, syringe pumps, etc, said the Pfizer Foundation. The Foundation also provided a US $500,000 grant to Direct Relief to fund the support, acquisition and distribution of critical medicines, medical supplies (including oxygen), and PPE. The Pfizer Foundation is a charitable organization established by Pfizer Inc. It is a separate legal entity from Pfizer Inc. with distinct legal restrictions.

Earlier this month, Pfizer Inc had announced its biggest ever humanitarian relief effort–with the donation of essential COVID medicines valued at over Rs 510 crore (US $70 million).

The first consignment of 2.2 million units of essential medicines valued at around Rs 50 crore has reached New Delhi and is being handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by our NGO partner. The donation includes steroid medications to reduce inflammation, anticoagulants to help prevent blood clotting and antibiotics that treat secondary bacterial infections. These medicines have been identified as part of the Government of India’s COVID treatment protocol and will soon start arriving in India for use in Government hospitals across the country, said Pfizer Inc. Pfizer is firmly committed to support India in its fight against the pandemic. We stand in solidarity with all those currently affected by COVID-19 in India and around the world and will continue to do everything possible to provide assistance in India’s fight against COVID-19. These have been unprecedented times and ever since the beginning of the pandemic, our COVID-19 relief efforts have been focused towards supporting public health workers, government authorities and our partners so that patients have access to the treatment they need, said S Sridhar, Managing Director, Pfizer Limited.

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During this turbulent and uncertain time, we are humbled by the support that Pfizer has extended to Doctors For You for converting the Yamuna Sports Complex in Delhi into a makeshift hospital that comprises 800 oxygen-supported beds. During the crisis of the second wave, the steadfast support from Pfizer is helping us save more lives and provide patients with utmost care and treatment to defeat the virus. With the aim of saving as many lives as possible during this pandemic, we could achieve this with Pfizer’s generous contribution towards the cause, said Dr Rajat Jain,coronPresident, Doctors For You.

During the first wave of the pandemic last year, Pfizer had funded the procurement and deployment of critical and life-saving equipment including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, multipara monitors, crash carts, ECG machines, blood gas analyzer machines, nebulizers, and ABG machines, and personal protective material to over 400,000 healthcare workers across the country.

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World

17,91,56,496Cases
5,81,68,051Active
11,71,06,212Recovered
38,82,233Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,91,56,496 and 38,82,233 have died; 5,81,68,051 are active cases and 11,71,06,212 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 am.

India

3,00,28,709 50,848Cases
6,43,19419,327Active
2,89,94,855 68,817Recovered
3,90,660 1,358Deaths
In India, there are 3,00,28,709 confirmed cases including 3,90,660 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,43,194 and 2,89,94,855 have recovered as on June 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,87,521 8,470

1,26,468 1,055

57,42,258 9,043

1,18,795 482

Kerala

28,29,460 12,617

1,00,881 746

27,16,284 11,730

12,295 141

Karnataka

28,15,029 3,709

1,18,615 4,541

26,62,250 8,111

34,164 139

Tamil Nadu

24,36,819 6,895

56,886 4,443

23,48,353 11,144

31,580 194

Andhra Pradesh

18,57,352 4,169

53,880 4,260

17,91,056 8,376

12,416 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,04,678 202

3,910 253

16,78,486 397

22,282 58

West Bengal

14,85,438 1,852

22,508 232

14,45,493 2,037

17,437 47

Delhi

14,32,778 397

1,918 78

14,05,927 467

24,933 8

Chhattisgarh

9,91,653 482

8,007 557

9,70,244 1,032

13,402 7

Rajasthan

9,51,393 137

2,388 303

9,40,101 437

8,904 3

Odisha

8,83,490 2,957

30,859 1,240

8,48,960 4,159

3,671 38

Gujarat

8,22,620 135

5,159 480

8,07,424 612

10,037 3

Madhya Pradesh

7,89,415 65

1,707 273

7,78,902 318

8,806 20

Haryana

7,67,726 146

2,200 137

7,56,231 263

9,295 20

Bihar

7,20,207 268

2,811 206

7,07,833 468

9,563 6

Telangana

6,15,574 1,175

16,640 606

5,95,348 1,771

3,586 10

Punjab

5,93,063 405

5,968 509

5,71,207 880

15,888 34

Assam

4,88,179 2,869

32,975 350

4,50,924 2,482

4,280 37

Jharkhand

3,44,775 110

1,417 72

3,38,256 180

5,102 2

Uttarakhand

3,38,978 171

2,896 68

3,29,030 231

7,052 8

Jammu And Kashmir

3,12,584 428

7,181 578

3,01,134 999

4,269 7

Himachal Pradesh

2,00,791 188

2,276 132

1,95,062 315

3,453 5

Goa

1,64,957 303

2,920 146

1,59,029 438

3,008 11

Puducherry

1,15,364 284

3,214 150

1,10,423 433

1,727 1

Manipur

64,993 575

9,214 84

54,714 649

1,065 10

Tripura

63,140 395

3,747 163

58,735 554

658 4

Chandigarh

61,467 23

278 33

60,383 56

806

Meghalaya

45,976 421

4,273 77

40,915 341

788 3

Arunachal Pradesh

33,664 289

2,548 9

30,956 279

160 1

Nagaland

24,438 64

1,757 87

22,204 149

477 2

Ladakh

19,871 33

360 5

19,309 38

202

Sikkim

19,458 137

2,430 18

16,732 152

296 3

Mizoram

18,409 430

4,424 197

13,900 233

85

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,520 4

61 1

10,455 3

4

Lakshadweep

9,504 33

315 4

9,142 36

47 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,425 10

103 6

7,195 4

127

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