The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended standard protective equipment such as N95 masks, PPE kits, and surgical masks with an offset to their limited availability. Healthcare workers have been drawing attention to the shortage on social media and through professional bodies. Such lapses aren’t merely a health risk; they severely deplete the staff strength at hospitals. As a result, many doctors have resorted to resignation and withdrawal to treating patients under these conditions with minimal protection. This leads to a miserable state of existing doctors to treat a large number of patients.
The state of Telangana continues to witness spikes each day, and the situation seems to be deteriorating, primarily because the state hospitals are beyond the means of the common citizen. It is very important that the government and the private medical teaching hospitals get together more effectively in Telangana and rise to the occasion in combating this deadly virus.
To support the initiatives by Telangana Government under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao Garu for COVID pandemic , Maheshwara Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad, has initiated “Maheshwara Free PPE Program” to do its part to safeguard the medical fraternity in the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Delhi and Karnataka by donating PPE kits and N95 masks to the Government COVID Hospitals.
Maheshwara Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad, is a 650-bed multispecialty hospital, with 21 departments, equipped with world-class infrastructure, dedicated staff, and with 24-hour emergency healthcare services from central casualty, OBG casualty, trauma care center, ICU, ICCU, SICU, NICU, PICU, laboratory, state-of-the-art blood bank, pharmacy, and ambulance services.
A team from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently visited the campus and appreciated the state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and free health-care services provided to the poor and needy. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Telangana has also identified Maheshwara as one of the COVID Pre-screening & Quarantine Centers in Hyderabad.
Varsha Aswani, and peter representative of Maheshwara Medical College & Hospital has presented N 95 masks & PPE kits to DIG , CISF.
Government COVID hospitals in need of PPE kits and N95 masks may contact Dr. Savitha Sukhdev, the Deputy Director of Maheshwara Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad, at +91 9133043333. (Visit : www.maheshwaramedical.com)