Wednesday, May 12, 2021

150-bed Covid-19 centre with oxygen support at Bengaluru airport

Mumbai: Fairfax Financial Holdings Group, the promoters of Bangalore's Kempegowda International Airport, has funded in setting up of a 150-bed, oxygenated Covid-19 treatment centre at the airport to bolster the healthcare infrastructure, which will start functioning from May 18, a release said on Wednesday.

The initiative is funded by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, through its subsidiary Fairfax India Holdings Corporation, it said.

The Canada-based group has committed USD 5-million (Rs 37 crore) to provide Covid-19 relief in India, as according to the release.

The facility, located near the cargo terminals at the Bangalore Airport and is designed to be a transit oxygen delivery centre is equipped to treat patients with mild hypoxia, it said.

Mild hypoxia is a medical condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level.

The centre would provide much-needed relief and treatment for patients requiring oxygen support until they are able to get admission in a hospital.

Besides, the centre would be equipped with a pharmacy, pathology unit, station for nurses, rest rooms and a dining area. Suitable drinking water facilities and visitor areas are provided. An ambulance would be on standby round-the clock to cater to emergencies, BIAL said.

12/05/21 PTI/Times of India

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