As India battles with the second wave of COVID-19, primary care has been inaccessible to many villages and smaller districts. Rajasthan is one such state where the bulk of healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in bigger cities such as Jaipur and Udaipur.
In order to meet the pressing medical needs in smaller towns, Vedanta, a leading producer of metals, oil and gas, is setting up 100-bed state-of-the-art field hospitals, with critical COVID care facilities, in Dariba and Barmer districts of Rajasthan.
HOSMAC, Asia’s leading healthcare management, and planning consultancy, is responsible for designing, equipping, and managing project execution of these hospitals and also ensuring that the facility is well maintained for a period of 6 months. All these hospitals are twinned with a District Hospital which enables clinical and general management of the hospital with oxygen support.
Dr. Vivek Desai, Founder & Managing Director, HOSMAC says “Unlike the 2020 COVID scenario, this second wave has reached Tier III towns and even rural areas. Vedanta Field hospitals will help the administration to combat the acute need for oxygen-supported beds and critical care beds with ventilators in small towns.