Honeywell announced today the establishment of COVID relief care centers and COVID critical care in five Indian states. To assist in addressing the ongoing pandemic, the company has partnered with the governments of Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, and Uttarakhand. Additionally, Honeywell will donate 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 50 ventilators, 10,000 N95 respirators, and 2,500 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to a variety of public and private hospitals.
“Honeywell is committed to assisting the country in addressing this humanitarian crisis, having pledged $3 million for COVID relief since the outbreak began,” said Dr Akshay Bellare, President, Honeywell India. “In collaboration with state and local governments, we are enhancing healthcare capacity across multiple states, including the establishment of COVID care and critical care centers.
Additionally, we are donating life-saving medical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, N95 respirators, and personal protective equipment kits,” he added. In the first phase, Honeywell has partnered with the Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS), a leading not-for-profit organization, to construct COVID care centers that will be operated and maintained by the government.
These COVID care are equipped with beds, oxygen supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, medical consumables, and basic medical infrastructure for the treatment of non-critical patients.
Honeywell and SEEDS have established COVID care centers with a capacity of 20 beds in Delhi, Pune, Gurugram, and Nainital.
The Delhi center is located in Kirari at the Aggarwal Dharmshala. This center is affiliated with Sanjay Gandhi Hospital and is administered by the Municipal Corporation of New Delhi (NDMC).
The Pune center was established at the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Bibwewadi and is managed by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). Another center is also being planned at Yerawada’s Rajiv Gandhi Hospital.
The city administration manages the Gurugram center at the Bharat Bhagya Vidhaata Hospital.
The center is located in Nainital within the T.B.Sanatorium at Bhowali.
In the second phase, Honeywell will establish COVID critical care centers in Bengaluru and Mumbai in collaboration with the Karnataka and Maharashtra state governments, respectively. These centers will be equipped with Fowler beds, class I ventilators, defibrillators, multipara monitors, X-ray machines, and bipap machines, as well as all other necessary equipment for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in critical condition.
The Bengaluru critical care center is located in Shivaji Nagar at Bowring Hospital.
The Mumbai critical care center is located in Kandarpada, Dahisar West, at the Jumbo Facility Hospital.
Honeywell, as a responsible corporate citizen, has extended assistance to communities worldwide, including India, in order to address the pandemic and provide relief.