After the request of the Maharashtra government, a team of volunteer doctors and nurses from Kerala is now in Mumbai to offer their services in the COVID-19 battle at the Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri, now run by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation as a dedicated COVID-19 facility.
And more than 100 doctors and nurses from Kerala are expected to reach Mumbai in the next few days to join the medical staff in the battle against COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Santhosh Kumar, Deputy Superintendent of Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, who has already reached Mumbai along with two other doctors stated that they will be working in the Seven Hills Hospital. It is safe for medical practitioners and they should volunteer in this effort to fight COVID-19. All doctors who are coming to help the medical staff in Mumbai are working in the private sector back home (Kerala) and have volunteered to assist their fraternity members.
Kumar said he is working with a Kerala government hospital, but he also volunteered along with private doctors from his state to assist doctors in Mumbai in the fight against COVID-19. The Seven Hills Hospital, located in Andheri area here, is well-equipped and safe for medical staff, he said.
“What is lacking is the human resources. Even doctors from Maharashtra should join in,” he said.