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Nirmaan plans ICU units at govt hospitals in Andhra Pradesh

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Jun 7, 2021, 12:00 am IST
Updated Jun 7, 2021, 12:00 am IST
The mini state-of-the-art 10-bed ICU facilities at rural hospitals are intended to ease burden on district hospitals in the state
The initiative is expected to reduce burden on district hospitals.
 The initiative is expected to reduce burden on district hospitals.

Vijayawada: Nirmaan, a non-profit organisation, has announced its plans to set up a permanent 10-bed ICU facility at government hospitals in the state.

Inspired by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s unwavering commitment to providing inclusive, equitable and quality healthcare to all during this pandemic, the organisation has decided to step up and do more to serve the needy.

 

Member of Parliament from Eluru Kotagiri Sridhar, on behalf of the state government, and AP the government representative for North America, Rathnakar Pandugayala, have taken it upon themselves to identify, invite, motivate and coordinate with donors for this noble cause.

Each of these designated ICU units will be named after the donor, as agreed to by the Government of Andhra Pradesh which has also appointed Arja Srikanth as the officer in charge of implementing this initiative successfully in the state. The initiative is expected to reduce burden on district hospitals by equipping government hospitals in rural areas with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

 

The head of operations of Nirmaan, Srikanth Nathamuni, said Vinod Khosla, the founder-partner of Khosla Ventures, is the brains behind this generous initiative. He said a similar initiative was launched in Telangana on Saturday by IT minister K.T. Rama Rao. He said this initiative would roll out in AP soon.

Nathamuni said that with commitments secured already for 19 government hospitals across all districts in phase 1, the team is looking to rope in donors to fund the ICU facility in over 100 hospitals in the AP state.

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