First COVID-19 Hospital in India
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India’s first dedicated COVID-19 hospital by Reliance 

The firm is also increasing the production of face-masks to reach a target of 1,00,000 face-masks per day and a large number of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Abundant steps to combat the dangerous coronavirus consisting of setting up India’s very first dedicated COVID-19 hospital with special quarantine centers, and importing additional test kits and increasing its manufacturing capacity to manufacture 1,00,000 face-masks each day was announced by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) led by Mukesh Ambani.

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A dedicated 100 bedded center for the COVID-19 positive patients was established within two weeks by Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in cooperation with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai.

This is fully funded by the Reliance Foundation and most notably it is the first fully COVID-19 dedicated center in India. To prevent cross-contamination and to control infection, a negative pressure room is included in the center. All the beds provided in the center are equipped with the required infrastructure, bio-medical equipment including patient monitoring devices, ventilators, pacemakers, and dialysis machines.

Setting up special medical facilities have been offered by Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, for quarantine travelers from notified countries and suspected cases identified through contact mapping.

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A company statement claimed, “This will promptly enhance additional facilities for isolation and also the treatment of infected patients.

Additional test kits and equipment for efficient screening is imported by Reliance Life Sciences.

The company statement stated, “Our doctors and scientists are working overtime to discover a cure for this infection.”

The firm is increasing its manufacturing abilities to manufacture 1,00,000 masks each day and a multitude of PPE, such as garments and suits, for the country’s health-workers to furnish them and fight the coronavirus pandemic.

A fully-equipped isolation facility has been constructed by RIL in Lodhivali, Maharashtra and has handed it over to the authorities.

RIL has guaranteed that its retail shops will continue to work and for all emergency service vehicles used to transport, free fuel will be provided by the firm will from its petroleum retail outlets.

Work from home has been given to most of its employees by the RIL except for those who are manning critical roles in maintaining the Jio network for nearly 40 crore customers and for providing an uninterrupted fuel supply, grocery and other essential items of daily consumption.

Additionally, Reliance Industries Limited has announced initial support of Rs 5 crores to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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Author: Sruthi S