Tata to upgrade 2 government hospitals in Maharashtra to treat Covid patients | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: Tata group has begun the process of upgrading two government hospitals in Maharashtra into Covid-19 treatment centres to assist the authorities in fighting the virus.
The conglomerate is upgrading a 50-bed hospital in Sangli and a 106-bed healthcare facility in Buldhana with plans to hand these over by June 15. The facilities, which will include in-patient and out-patient wings, will be permanent units for the area’s healthcare even after the pandemic is over. Other than the two hospitals, the group, through Tata Projects, is in the midst of setting up five healthcare facilities in Mumbai.
The conglomerate, including controlling shareholder Tata Trusts, had pledged Rs 1,500 crore to combat coronavirus that has impacted lives and businesses. The hospital in Sangli and Buldhana will be armed with critical care capabilities, minor operation theatres, basic pathology and radiology, facilities for dialysis and blood storage and telemedicine units, said Tata Trusts in a statement.
In Mumbai, the group has transformed two KEM Hospital wards with 65 beds and has turned its orthopaedic centre into a 115-bed isolation centre. It has completed a 100-bed facility at St George hospital. It is also finishing a 70-bed and a 300-bed facilities at HBT Trauma Center in Jogeshwari and Seven Hills Hospital in Marol. It is setting up a 75-bed ICU cum isolation facility at Tata Memorial Centre in Kharghar too.
Elsewhere in the country, Tata group is setting up and upgrading healthcare facilities in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Kerala and in Bengaluru and Noida.



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