Considering the ever-growing demand for ambulances in these pandemic times, HAL has donated two ambulances to Bowring and Lady Curzon Medical College & Research Institute (BLCMC&RI) under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. These specialized ambulances can be used for transporting patients who require medical monitoring while in transit , said R Madhavan, CMD, HAL.
The ambulances are equipped with facilities like air-conditioning, basic life support systems, analog oxygen delivery systems, and an auto-loader stretcher trolley with a floor-mounting mechanism, said Alok Verma, Director (HR).
Under BLCMC&RI, there are three major government hospitals — Bowring & Lady Curzon Hospital, HSIS Gosha Hospital and BBMP Super Speciality Hospital. These are presently functioning as Covid hospitals.
The handing over was held in the presence of Dr. K Sudhakar, Minister for Medical Education, Rajender Kumar Kataria, Secretary, Agriculture Department, and in-charge of Covid Care Centres in Bengaluru, and top HAL and government officials.
On the occasion, an MoU on upkeep of the ambulances was signed by Venkateswara Rao, GM (CSR), for HAL and and Dr. Manoj Kumar, Director-cum-Dean, BLCMC&RI.
Last month, HAL had created and handed over a 160-bed Covid Care Centre to BBMP.