Pune: PMC’s First CSR Funded COVID Hospital Now Operational at Baner

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Pune, September 1, 2020: On the background of increasing COVID -19 patients in Pune Corporation limit, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has developed a six-storey building into 314 beds COVID hospital. PMC administration has made remarkable work with completing all necessary arrangements and converted six storeys building into the COVID-19 hospital within 20 days.

This is the first hospital which has been developed with the help of corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds. After COVID-19, PMC will use the hospital for providing medical facility to Baner residents.

Hospital inaugurated on 28 August by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis. Now, it has become operational.

PMC city engineer Prashant Waghmare said, “PMC has got six storied building under reservation from the Panchshil builder at Baner. We discussed with Mayor Murlidhar Mohol and PMC commissioner Vikram Kumar to convert a building into a COVID-19 hospital. Both were convinced and we started work on war footing to convert the building into a hospital.”

The hospital with 314 beds includes 44 ICU beds and 20 ventilators beds. PMC has set up 13,000 litres of an oxygen tank in the hospital premises. Hospital has all necessary facilities such as the collection of swabs, digital x-ray machines, expert doctors.

A team of engineers including superintending engineer Rajendra Raut, Yuvraj Deshmukh and Shrikant Waidande, Rohidas Gavane took efforts under the guidance of PMC city engineer Waghmare, to complete the hospital work on time.