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Covid Hospital becomes a reality in four months, courtesy Infosys, Wipro

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Bengaluru: “A fully equipped Covid hospital has been developed as a result of four months of hard work and without any financial burden on the government”, said Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

He was speaking at the inauguration of Charaka hospital on Broadway road by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa at Shivajinagar on Wednesday.

Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar and Shivajinagar MLA Rizwan Arshad with the staff of Charaka Hospital.

The minister said that four months back we had an idea of establishing a full fledged Covid hospital here in a BBMP building which was abandoned for more than four years. When we requested Sudha Murty of Infosys foundation for help she readily agreed to provide medical infrastructure equipment worth Rs 11 Crore. Wipro came forward and provided medical staff and now the hospital is ready without much burden on the government. I am thankful to both the organisations and especially to Sudha Murthy for her generous contributions, the minister said.

The hospital consists of 130 general beds, 20 ICU beds and 20 ventilators.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa unveils the plaque of Charaka Hospital in Bengaluru.

DCM Dr Ashwath Narayan, Minister Somanna, Shivajinagar MLA Rizwan Arshad, Mayor Gautham Kumar and others were present during the inauguration.

Karnataka’s covid situation improves steadily

“With more than 2 lakh discharges, recovery rate of 70%, less than 1% of active cases being treated in ICU, mortality rate of 1.69%, Karnataka’s Covid situation is steadily improving. I appreciate the doctors and all corona warriors for their relentless hard work.” Dr Sudhakar tweeted.

HSIS Ghosha Hospital achieves a rare milestone

The Minister also congratulated doctors and staff of HSIS Ghosha hospital Shivajinagar for successfully conducting 50 deliveries of Covid positive pregnant women within just 17 days. The hospital was converted into dedicated covid hospital on August 10.

Other points made by the Minister

All states are strictly following unlock guidelines given by the centre. Prime Minister will take a call on further action by this month end after consulting all states.

• Need not panic about the increase in positive cases. Mortality rate has been reduced and recovery rate stands at 70%.

• All purchases regarding Covid equipment are made transparently.

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