We inaugurated a COVID Care Centre in August 2020, thanks largely to the donations from the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives and Titan Company Limited. This Centre houses a 24-bed Intensive Care Unit, a 24-bed High Dependency and a 48-bed Isolation Unit.
Our stand-alone Fever Clinic was started at the beginning of the pandemic and continues to function everyday. To date, we have catered to almost 20,000 patients here and again after a brief downturn we are back to seeing more than 150 patients daily at this facility. Rapid Antigen Tests and RT-PCR tests are done here and the patients advised accordingly. We continue to provide Home Monitoring Services through Teleconsultation and a large number of patients have benefitted from this.
St. John’s Hospital has been mandated to provide a large proportion of our beds to the Government of Karnataka/ Bruhut Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. These beds are rapidly expanding and very soon at least 900 of our hospital beds will be occupied by COVID-19 patients – 700 of these will be given to the Government.
St. John’s management and the Alumni Association are jointly working to raise funds to support the COVID work of the hospital.
The current immediate need is in three areas.
.The current immediate need is in these areas
1. Oxygen support –
a. Additional oxygen @ 8000cuM per day
b. Special HFNC cannulas to provide high concentrations of oxygen
c. Bedside oxygen concentrators – 10 litre capacity only – 25 machines
2. PPEs – which include the full suit and N 95 mask
3. Food costs for patients and frontline workers
4. Hand Sanitizer (200L/day)
5. Pulse oximeters
6. HFNC Unit
Break up of costs :
|Item||Unit costs Rs.||Units||Total|
|Daily oxygen supplementation||Rs. 20/ cuM||8000cuM per day for 15 days||2400000|
|HFNC cannula – each piece||2500||100||250000|
|Hand Sanitizer (200L/day)||40,000||10||400000|
|Food for patients and frontline workers||220||20000||4400000|
|Oxygen concentrators ( 10 litre)||80000||10||800000|
All donations in Indian Rupees (INR) will have tax exemption benefits under 80G.
Please contact any of the following for more details
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