Engineering company Tata Projects is set to boost hospital infrastructure in India by adding 2,304 beds across multiple locations for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that the company deployed its engineers, technicians and workers to help combat the pandemic.
Tata Projects chief strategy officer Himanshu Chaturvedi was quoted as saying: “As one of the fastest growing and most admired infrastructure companies in India, we felt the need to use our expertise in executing large and complex urban and industrial infrastructure projects towards augmenting, upgrading the nation’s hospital network.”
The company recently transformed two wards at KEM Hospital in Mumbai city, providing 65 beds and medical equipment to cater to more serious Covid-19 cases.
Furthermore, Tata Projects is converting a big section of KEM Hospital’s orthopaedic centre into a 115-bed isolation centre. It has also supplied ventilators, pulse oximeters, oxygen flow meters, facial masks and IV stands, among other equipment.
In addition, the company is working to establish a 72-bed isolation facility at HBT Trauma Center at Jogeshwari, Mumbai. The facility is expected to be completed this month.
The company is also helping with project management for a 300-bed isolation facility at Seven Hills Hospital in Marol, Mumbai. Work started in April and is set to be completed this month.
It is also building facilities in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, which will deliver a total of 124 beds, including ten ICU beds, ten HDU beds and 104 isolation beds.
In GB Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, Tata Projects is constructing facilities with 168 beds, including 20 ICU beds, ten HDU beds, 130 isolation beds and eight emergency beds.
Earlier this month, Tata Trusts announced plans to upgrade four government hospitals in India, two each in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, into Covid-19 treatment centres.