The second wave of COVID-19 has put India’s healthcare industry on the backfoot with cases reaching new record highs every day in all states across the country. As the hospitals and healthcare centres reach a breaking point and with more and more people seeking treatment and testing positive for COVID-19 every minute, there is an immediate need to ensure that people are not denied the necessary healthcare services. Temporary isolation centres and additional healthcare facilities have to be set up to supplement the existing system and support the frontline healthcare workers in a bid to fight back against the deadly virus.
It is important for all of us to come together to this end. One such key partnership has been established. A Gurugram based citizen-focused organization, supported by GMDA (Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority), iamgurgaon (an NGO), Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, and Emoha Eldercare together will provide quality healthcare to elderly COVID-19 patients who are in need of basic isolation.
iamgurgaon is a not for profit organization that is currently driving this project and the main intention is to ensure that the recent spike of COVID-19 cases comes down. This facility seeks to provide quality healthcare facilities to the elderly population in Gurugram. The entire Covid care management will be managed by Emoha which is already established as an eldercare facility. This centre will feature 60 beds along with oxygen concentrators, round the clock monitoring and nursing care along with visiting and on-site doctors who will care for the needs of the patients.
As part of the arrangement, Sarovar Golden Tulip Hotel in Sector 29, Gurugram will be transformed into a 60-bed private COVID-care centre. This facility has been established thanks to the CSR contributions made by Sarovar hotels to well-meaning organizations such as iamgurgaon and Emoha Eldercare. Top-notch medical staff are also deployed at the centre to ensure that the needs of patients are met round the clock. A certain number of beds will be provided to senior citizens free of cost, while other beds will be charged a nominal price. The private sector which is a dominant healthcare service provider in India seeks to join hands with public health officials to ensure that the people are given access to quality healthcare.