HYDERABAD: Methodist Boys High School, which has been turned into a Covid-19 isolation centre, started its functions from Monday onwards, after being formally inaugurated on Sunday. This 50-bedded facility is open for those who are having mild symptoms or not required hospitalisation and is equipped with all necessary medical support, along with oxygen concentrators.
There are 10 doctors and 30 paramedical staff working on rotation basis, rendering services without any charge.
Hyderabad Regional Conferences’ Bishop M A Daniel said, “Looking at the condition of the state, which is falling short of medical facilities, Methodist Church wants to extend its support to ease the load on the government as well hospitals, with a hope that this gesture will help many infected to recover soon and also in containing the spread of virus.”
B Shankar Luke, vice- chairman of State Minorities Commission, who is also a member of Methodist Church, said, “Doctors’ daily consultations, medication, food recommended by dietitians, and accommodation are absolutely free.”
“This centre also provides free food to those who are in home quarantine. In times of emergency, if oxygen supply is required, we will provide oxygen concentrators.”
Vinaya Sheela Isaiah, principal of Methodist Boys High School, said, “I am so glad that this place has been converted as an isolation centre. This school, which will be completing 100 years next month, will proudly say, it served corona-infected patients.”
Raja Praveen, a volunteer, said, “All our team members are using safety equipment and this work is giving us great satisfaction.”...