HAL donates ambulances to government hospital

by Editorial

Considering the ever growing demand for ambulances in these extraordinary times of Covid-19 pandemic, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) donated two ambulances to Bow-ring & Lady Curzon Medical College & Research Institute (BLCMC&RI) under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

These specialised ambulances can be used for transporting patients who require medical monitoring while in transit and non-invasive airway management, says R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL. The ambulances are equipped with facilities like air conditioning, basic life support system, analog oxygen delivery system, auto loader stretcher trolley with floor mounting mechanism adds Alok Verma, Director, HR.

Under BLCMC&RI there are three major Government Hospitals – Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital, HSIS Gosha Hospital and BBMP Super Specialty Hospital.These are presently converted as COVID hospitals for emergency treatment.

The handing-over programme was held in the presence of Dr K. Sudhakar, Minister for Medical Education, Karnataka, Rajender Kumar Kataria, Secretary to Karnataka Government Agriculture Department, and in-charge of Covid Care Centres in Bengaluru, top HAL and government officials.

 On this occasion, an MoU was also signed between HAL represented by Ch. Venkateswara Rao, GM (CSR) and BLCMC&RI, represented by Dr Manoj Kumar, Director-cumDean. The MoU relates to up-keeping and maintenance of ambulances by BLCMC&RI.

 Last month HAL had created and handed over the Covid-19 Care Centre (CCC) to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). The facility has 160 beds with other supporting infrastructure.

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