Public private partnership to set up Covid Care Centre at Basaveshwara bus stand
With the rise in COVID cases in the city, there is a severe shortage of beds for the COVID patients. Hence, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has joined hands with Nayonika eye care charitable trust and Advika Care Foundation to set up a COVID care centre for the asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients at Basaveshwara bus stand near Peenya first phase
Bengaluru | Written by: BNN Team | Updated: 24-07-2020 | Views: 80
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This first-of-its kind public private initiative-Rotary Advika Nayonika Covid care centre will have 300 beds where preference will be given to KSRTC/BMTC staff and their families along with the poor and needy. A memorandum to this effect was signed on Thursday and KSRTC officials said that they will use the existing facility at the Basaveshwara bus stand to help the Covid patients.
Speaking on the occasion, Prashant (chairman-Nayonika eye care charitable trust) said, "The government has been rendering supreme efforts and we are just complementing their efforts with our minuscule efforts and we thank the BMTC and KSRTC team for their help along with Rotary, Advika and Titan for being part of this initiative to help deal with Covid crises at the earliest."
Well-known medical oncologist and Prakriya Hospital CEO Dr Srinivas Chirukuri said, "Our unit Advika foundation has come forward to set up the Covid care center and be the medical partners. Asymptomatic and mild cases will be admitted and taken care of. If they need further hospitalisation, Prakriya Hospitals will facilitate them. We have reserved 50 pc of the beds for KSRTC and BMTC employees and their families. We also want to serve the underprivileged and needy Patients." The centre is set to be ready by August 1.