Cold Storage Units
Augmenting India’s existing healthcare infrastructure to fight COVID-19 and future emergencies, AIF installed 36 innovative portable hospitals consisting of 2,682 beds across 14 States and Union Territories of India. Under the guidance of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, and the funding support from donors, partnering with Modulus Housing, Saraplast and PT Medical Solutions; AIF set up portable hospitals which are durable and can be quickly deployed.
The portable hospitals have been installed in close proximity to existing public health infrastructure. Each of these self-contained hospitals has separate zones for testing & diagnostics, isolation of patients, intensive care and accommodation facilities for health personnel. The all-weather structures are compliant with Indian Standard Building codes and are equipped with IT infrastructure for telemedicine. The hospitals are fully furnished and equipped to provide in-patient and critical care services.
With the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases during the second wave, the requirement for COVID-19 care centers increased along with the demand for beds with high dependency units. To ensure timely medical aid to all COVID-19 patients, AIF supported the request of the Uttar Pradesh government to establish temporary COVID-19 care facilities of 100 and 80 beds each in Gorakhpur and Lucknow respectively, fully equipped with oxygen concentrators and cylinders.
A COVID-19 care facility was also established in Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, where immediate and free of cost medical care was provided to needy population within 60 km of the hospital. A wide support system was created through Akal Hospital initiatives led by NGO the Kalgidhar Society in Sirmaur.
Cold Storage Units
COVID-19 Care Centers