Our B-town celebrities have been doing their best to help the people in need during these trying times. Like superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had turned his Khar office into a quarantine centre for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. Now, the BMC has further converted it into ICU units to treat critical patients.
It is a 15-bed facility which went operational on Saturday in association with Shah Rukh’s, Meer Foundation, Hinduja Hospital in Khar and the BMC. The star had earlier offered his four-storeyed office situated on CD Marg to the BMC in April. However, the place couldn’t be taken over until May-end due to the scarcity of doctors and healthcare workers.
According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, the executive director of Hinduja Hospital Khar, Dr Avinash Supe said, “It has been equipped with ventilators, oxygen lines, high flow nasal oxygen machines and liquid oxygen storage tanks for high-risk and critical patients. The service will be run by Hinduja Hospital under the guidance of the BMC.”
This will be like an alternate hospital for the citizens of this ward,” Vispute said, adding that Khan’s Meer Foundation will lok after the day-night security, housekeeping, waterproofing, upkeep of the beds and meals.
66 patients were admitted during the time when the facility was functional as a quarantine centre. Out of the 66 patients, 56 were discharged post their recovery. However, the remaining 12 had to be transferred to another facility as space was needed for degradation.