New Delhi/Lucknow: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath visited HAL COVID Care Hospital set up under HAL's corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative at the Haj House, Lucknow, on Tuesday. They appreciated the facilities and services provided for the COVID patients in a short span of time. The 255-bed 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 government of Uttar Pradesh through Care India, an NGO and charity organisation. Technical support is being provided by HAL. 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, wheelchair, stretchers, BP monitors, Multi Para Display Monitors for ICU beds, CCTV monitoring system, ECG machine, biochemistry analyzer, incubator, serum electrolyte analyzer, cell counter etc. The government of Uttar Pradesh will involve itself in hospital operations and management through Care India with a focus on medicine availability, hospital consumables, logistics and management of oxygen refilling.
Earlier, an MoU in this connection was signed between HAL's General Manager (Lucknow) Sanjay Kumar Garg and Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow Sanjay Bhatnagar in the presence of District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash. HAL's Chief of Projects Rakesh Mishra and other senior officials from HAL Lucknow and UP Government were also present.