In presence of CM, Ramaiah Hospital management offers all its 850 beds to BBMP for Covid-19 patients
The pride of Karnataka, renowned industrialist, educationist and philanthropist MS Ramaiah, is quoted as having said: “What we do for ourselves dies with us; what we do for others remains and is immortal.” Today, a quarter-century after his death and when the state and the country are in the grip of a deadly pandemic, one of the several institutions he founded is living up to his life’s vision. MS Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru has decided to dedicate all its 850 beds, which include 450 oxygenated and ICU beds, for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
With this, MS Ramaiah Hospital becomes the first private medical centre in the city to exclusively treat Covid patients, and has sounded the clarion call to other private hospitals, which are still not pulling their weight in Karnataka’s battle against the deadly coronavirus, to follow in its footsteps.
If all goes as per the management’s plan, all the beds in Ramaiah Hospital will be equipped with ventilators in the next couple of days.
The hospital management’s grand gesture was appreciated by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa himself on Saturday. Yediyurappa tweeted: “Visited MS Ramaiah and KIMS hospitals and discussed augmenting beds for treatment of Covid-19 patients. MS Ramaiah Hospital has agreed to reserve 850 beds including 450 oxygen and ICU beds, and KIMS will reserve 133 oxygen beds for Covid-19 treatment. Together we will defeat the pandemic.”
Visited MS Ramaiah and KIMS hospitals and discussed augmenting beds for treatment of Covid-19 patients. MS Ramaiah hosp has agreed to reserve 850 beds incl 450 oxygen & ICU beds, and KIMS will reserve 133 oxygen beds for Covid-19 treatment. Together we will defeat the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/GFSS854fhh— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) May 1, 2021
MS Ramaiah Hospital’s governing board chairman M R Jayaram (son of the late philanthropist) and CEO MR Srinivasa Murthy, Bengaluru Central Member of Parliament PC Mohan and Principal Secretary Tushar Giri Nath were present on the occasion.