A COVID-19 ICU unit was inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) on Wednesday. Rotary Club of Nagpur West established around Rs 40 lakh project under Global Grant to set up this 10-bedded ICU unit for COVID-19 patients at IGGMCH.
Two high-end ventilators having high pressure oxygen therapy required for COVID-19 patients with 10 multipara monitors, Bipap, etc, Central Oxygen lines along with 10 motorised ICU beds have been provided at the ICU unit. Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Divisional Commissioner; and Shabbir Shakir, District Governor of Rotary International, inaugurated the ICU unit.Dr Rajan,PDG and Project Director said that many such projects could be undertaken in association with IGGMCH and one such project in pipeline was Human Milk Bank. Khurana briefed about significance and working of various equipment installed in COVID-19 ICU, especially required for COVID-19 therapy. After COVID-19, this ICU could be used for post-operative surgical ICU care and for training the budding doctors in years to come.
Dean of IGGMCH; Mahesh Mokalkar spoke on The Rotary Foundation and its objective of service to society. Rotary District felt that it was a great honour for the Rotarians to be a reason for others’ happiness, which is the motto of Rotary International along with Service Above Self. Dr Sanjeev Kumar, appreciated Rotary Club of Nagpur West for starting the novel project, which has already benefited 75 COVID-19 patients. He mentioned that, this pandemic was a big learning experience for all.