Reliance sets up India’s first Covid hospital in Mumbai


Reliance Industries on Monday declared that it had set up a 100-bedded exclusive hospital to deal with Covid cases at Seven Hills hospital in Mumbai.

In a statement issued here today said that India’s first exclusive Covid Hospital was set up just in a span of 15 days under the aegis of Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

“This first-of-its-kind-in-India, the centre is fully funded by Reliance Foundation and includes a negative pressure room that helps in preventing cross-contamination and helps control infection. All beds are equipped with the required infrastructure, biomedical equipment such as ventilators, pacemakers, dialysis machine and patient monitoring devices,” it said.

The Reliance group also announced that it would pay its contract and temporary workers wages even in case of no work due to coronavirus outbreak, besides increase its face-mask production capacity and provide free meals and fuel to deal with the crisis.

The group Chairman Mukesh Ambani has also contributed Rs 5 Crore to the Cheif Minister’s Relief Fund to help the government speed up prevention operations. The company said that it had “initiated multi-pronged prevention, mitigation, and ongoing support strategy” which can be ramped up further to scale as required.