Gujarat’s Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the Reliance Foundation’s 230-bed Covid hospital in Jamnagar on Friday. Several ministers of state, local MPs, MLAs and senior officials from the Gujarat government also attended the occasion, along with Shri Parimal Nathwani, Director-Corporate Affairs at Reliance Industries Ltd and Rajya Sabha MP.
After setting up a 400-bed Covid Care facility in Jamnagar in a record time of less than a week, this state-of-the-art new Covid Pediatric Hospital is another major achievement for the Reliance Foundation.
The foundation has undertaken numerous activities and initiatives for all of its employees, their families and for society at large to protect and support them from this rampant pandemic.
In addition to setting up free hospitals for those affected by COVID, free meals for over seven million people in need and free mass vaccinations to fight the pandemic – #Corona Haarega India Jeetega.
Gujarat’s first 230-bed pediatric Covid hospital in Jamnagar will include 30 pediatric intensive care units, 10 newborn intensive care units, 22 medical intensive care units and 10 state-of-the-art ventilators.
This facility will meet the needs of Jamnagar, Devbhumi-Dwarka and the entire Saurashtra region for a possible third wave in the future. All beds in this facility are provided with an uninterrupted medical-grade oxygen supply.
This facility is equipped with state-of-the-art Covid care equipment including Bi-Pap machines for PICU, HFNC units, C-PAP machines and state-of-the-art specific equipment for NICU.
EKG devices, defibrillator devices, baby scales, Neo Natal pulse oximeters, Auto Scope, Ophthalmo Scope, infrared thermometer, vein finder, Loringo Scope, Ambu-Bag etc. are also offered here. In addition, advanced technology, a simple, lightweight (1.8kg) wireless portable X-ray machine, the first of its kind in India, is also available – it can X-ray at the patient’s bedside in seconds. This device is environmentally friendly because it emits
minimal radiation and does not require electricity.
The necessary steps have been taken to maintain adequate ventilation, lighting and hygiene for the admitted children. As this hospital was specially designed for children, relaxation chairs were also made available for the parents.
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