JAMNAGAR (Gujarat): Gujarat’s first Paediatric Covid Hospital with 230 beds was e-inaugurated by state’s Hon’ble Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel at Guru Govindsingh Hospital in Jamnagar. Also present with him at this inauguration were state ministers, local MP, MLAs and senior officials from the government of Gujarat, as well as Parimal Nathwani, Director-Corporate Affairs at Reliance Industries Ltd and Rajya Sabha MP.
After setting up a 400 beds Covid Care facility in Jamnagar in a record time of less than a week, this state-of-the-art new Paediatric Covid Hospital is another major achievement by Reliance Foundation.
Leadership of Smt Nita Ambani
Under the visionary leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the massive vaccination drive which is being carried out across the country will help in preventing a possible third wave. Under the leadership of Smt Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation has been at the forefront of the nation’s fight against the pandemic. The Foundation has undertaken numerous activities and initiatives for all its employees, their families and for society at large to assist and safeguard them from this rampant pandemic. Besides setting up free hospitals for COVID affected, free meals to over seven crores needy and free mass vaccination to fight the pandemic – #Corona Haarega India Jeetega.
Gujarat’s first Paediatric Covid Hospital
Gujarat’s first Paediatric Covid Hospital with 230 beds at Jamnagar will include 30 ICUs for children, 10 neonatal ICUs, 22 medical intensive care units and 10 state-of-the-art Ventilators. This facility will cater to the needs of Jamnagar, Devbhumi-Dwarka and the whole of the Saurashtra region for a possible third wave in the future. All the beds at this facility have been provided with an uninterrupted medical-grade oxygen supply.
This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art covid care gadgets including Bi-pap machines for PICU, HFNC Units, C-PAP machines and ultra-modern specific devices related to NICU.
ECG Machines, Defibrillator Machines, Children’s Weighing Machines, Neo-Natal Pulse Oximeters, Auto Scope, Ophthalmo Scope, Infrared Thermometers, vein finders, Loringo Scope, Ambu-Bag, etc. are also provided here. Moreover, advanced technology, simple lightweight (1.8 Kg), wireless portable X-ray machine, first of its kind in India, is also available – it can take x-rays in seconds at the patient’s bedside. This unit is eco-friendly as it emits minimal radiation and needs no electricity.
Necessary steps have been undertaken to maintain adequate ventilation, lighting as well as hygiene for the admitted children. As this hospital is specially designed for children, resting chairs for parents have been also provided for their comfort.
Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions. Led by Founder and Chairperson Smt. Nita Ambani, Reliance Foundation (RF) is relentlessly working towards facilitating transformative changes to ensure overall well-being and higher quality of life for all. Among India’s largest social initiatives, RF is focused on addressing the nation’s development challenges in Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Sports for Development, Disaster Response, Urban Renewal and Arts, Culture and Heritage. RF has touched the lives of more than 51 million people across India, in more than 44,700 villages and several urban locations.