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Covid care capacity expansion at Prakriya Hospitals, Bangalore (Phase 1)

With the rising cases of Covid 19 in Bangalore and across the country there is severe shortage of Oxygen beds, ICU beds, Oxygen and essential drugs supply to Hospitals. Prakriya Hospital is in the process of adding more Covid care beds in its premises.


We are seeking funds for developing additional 50 Ward beds and 5 ICU beds for the care of Covid 19 Patients. 


The proposal for Phase 1 is published here. We look forward for your contribution for this noble cause.

Overview


This is a collaboration project between Prakriya Hospitals, Cytecare Hospitals, Humanist Centre for
Medicine (not for profit), healthcare entrepreneurs and well-wishers to enhance the Covid-care
capacity at Prakriya Hospitals, Bangalore.

Phase 1 of this project envisages the following:

1. Enhancing Covid-care bed capacity – additional 50 beds (existing 150 beds) including 5 ICU
beds with ventilators – for needy/ poor patients

2. Establishing a medical oxygen generation plant to increase capacity of treatment of patients
with oxygen requirements by over 100 patients per day

3. Procurement of 50 oxygen concentrators for utilisation for Home care – to allow for
management of patients at home/ Prakriya, delayed admission of patients, or early
discharges of patients, freeing up bed capacity at Prakriya for more serious patients. An
oversight and connect model using a central clinical command centre is already available to
make this possible.


Funding requirements of the project (details in Annexure 1)

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Deployment of funds


Humanist will be able to receive funds from Indian donors and deploy 100% of the capital received
towards this project with no administrative costs. We expect the deployment of this funds before 10
May, 2021. The activation of the 50 bed covid-care facility and ICU beds is expected to be completed
by then as well. The Medical oxygen generation plant has a 4-6 week lead time from order date, and
we are aiming at completion before 15 June 2021. The procurement of 50 oxygen concentrators can
also be immediate (lead time 10 days) and should be activated by 10 May, 2021.

Prakriya Hospitals is a 200 bedded community hospital on Tumkur Road, Bangalore with leading
specialists. Prakriya has earned a positive reputation in the last 5 years of its existence as a safe and
trusted community hospital, and now as a Covid-care hospital.

Cytecare is a 150 bed cancer hospital on Airport Road, Yelahanka, Bangalore providing superspecialised
cancer treatment. As cancer patients are immune-suppressed, Cytecare has partnered
with Prakriya to create additional covid care capacity in Prakriya Hospital Bangalore. This is purely on
a voluntary basis with no commercial reasons.

 

Humanist Centre for Medicine (Humanist) is a not-for-profit Sec 8 company in India with 80G tax
exemption. Its purpose is to fund needy patients receive cancer treatment , and is now actively
supporting this project. It is managed by volunteers with zero administrative costs and all the funds
are transferred to the beneficiaries. Humanist Centre for Medicine, UPI: Humanist@Kotak, Kotak
Bank Ac/: 3511834850, IFSC: KKBK0000422 Branch: Lavelle Road, Bangalore 560001.


Annexure 1 – Detailed Funding requirements of the project

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For further details contact:
jogin.desai@mail.com, +91-9739383877
anand.anandkumar@bugworks.com, +91-9845188972

Update on Fund raising and Development

We have raised INR 3 Cr funds for Phase 1 project.
Inspite of the lockdown and restrictions we managed to open the new Covid ward on 10th May 2021 with 10 Oxygen beds and 15 Non Oxygen beds./


Covid 19 Patients are now being treated.
 

We have 12 to 15 Patients admitted at any point of time. We are in the process of adding more Oxygen beds.
 

Orders have been placed for:
| Hospital Beds
| Monitors
| Ventilators
| Oxygen Generator
| Oxygen Concentrators
| Furniture and other equipments.

 

These equipments and materials are expected in few days. With these we would be able to fully operationalise 50 Oxygen beds and 5 ICU beds with ventilators.

 

We thank everyone who has contributed to this cause. This will help us save more lives.