CREDAI Pune Metro sets up an advanced intensive care unit at PMC’s Dalvi Hospital

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Pune, April 28, 2020: As the need to upgrade the public health system is becoming important in the fight against the Corona virus, CREDAI-Pune Metro, the Pune Chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) took the initiative and constructed an ultramodern Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at PMC’s Dalvi Hospital at Shivajinagar. After an appeal was made by Shekhar Gaikwad, Commissioner, PMC, for the same, the association helped set up the advanced ICU in a record time of only 8 days for which it allocated the fund Rs 1 Crore.

The intensive care unit was formally started in the presence of Shekhar Gaikwad, Commissioner, PMC, Murlidhar Mohol, Pune Mayor, Suhas Merchant, President, CREDAI-Pune Metro, Dr. Anjali Sabne, Assistant Health Officer, PMC, Prashant Waghmare, Chief City Engineer and representatives of CREDAI-Pune Metro including Tejraj Patil and I.P. Inamdar.

The advanced ICU includes 40 state-of-the-art equipment such as beds, ventilators, defibrillators, suction machines, ECG machines among other equipment for the patients to fight the virus.

Speaking on the occasion, Suhas Merchant, President, CREDAI- Pune Metro said, “Considering the current situation, the Municipal Commissioner had appealed to CREDAI Pune Metro to set up an advanced ICU at Dalvi Hospital. At that time, we promised to set up a unit at the hospital in the next 15 days. But nonetheless, our office bearers worked tirelessly day and night to set up the ICU in a record time of just 8 days. We assure the Municipal Corporation that our association will provide all sorts of help in this time of crisis. ”

Shekhar Gaikwad, Commissioner, PMC said, “Dalvi Hospital in Shivajinagar was the only hospital in the area for pregnant women who are due to give birth but now Covid 19 patients around will be relieved as an updated intensive care unit has been set up at the hospital. This ICU was created in record time and will be noted in the history of the corporation. I thank CREDAI Pune Metro for the initiative as this municipal hospital will now provide a shelter to poor patients.”

Murlidhar Mohol, Pune Mayor said, “Everyone is providing help in their own way while fighting the Corona virus. We are thankful to CREDAI Pune Metro for providing relief to the poor patients by setting up this advanced Intensive Care Unit. I am glad that the association has joined hands with us in this time of crisis and extended a helping hand by upgrading the municipal health service system, which is an act of social responsibility.”