Infosys and Wipro made it possible, no burden on govt: Minister
For the first time during the coronavirus pandemic, a fully-equipped Covid hospital has been built in a record period of 4 months, thanks to the contributions of Sudha Murthy of Infosys Foundation and Wipro.
Speaking after Charaka Hospital on Broadway Road in Shivajinagar was inaugurated by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Wednesday, Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar said there was no financial burden involved for the government.
The minister said the government had thought of setting up a Covid hospital in a BBMP building lying vacant for 4 years, and Sudha Murthy had readily agreed to provide medical infrastructure worth Rs.11 crore, while Wipro had financed the medical staff.
The hospital consists of 130 general beds, 20 ICU beds and 20 ventilators.
DCM Dr Ashwath Narayan and Minister Somanna were among those present at the inauguration.
Pat for Ghosha Hospital
Dr Sudhakar also congraluated the staff of HSIS Ghosha Hospital in Shivajinagar for successfully conducting 50 deliveries of Covid-positive pregnant women in just 17 days. The hospital was converted into a dedicated Covid hospital on August 10.
The HSIS Gosha Govt Hospital in Shivajinagar which was converted into Covid Hospital on 10th August has successfully conducted 50 deliveries of Covid infected pregnant women in just 17 days. Congratulations to all the doctors and staff of the hospital on achieving this milestone. pic.twitter.com/vz4fVu6bu4— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) August 26, 2020
“With more than 2 lakh discharges, the state’s recovery rate is 70%. Less than 1% of active cases are in ICUs, and the mortality rate is 1.69%,” Dr Sudhakar tweeted.
Karnataka conducted 67,066 tests today. So far we conducted 25,80,621 tests across 108 labs in the state. 8,580 cases were reported in the state today & 7,249 recoveries. 3,284 new cases reported in Bengaluru & 2,630 recoveries. State's recovery rate stands at 70.47%.@BSYBJP pic.twitter.com/RN1VLtOEyw— Dr Sudhakar K (@mla_sudhakar) August 26, 2020