Honeywell today announced that it has established an intensive care unit (ICU) facility at the Dahisar COVID-19 Jumbo Centre in the city to treat critical COVID-19 patients. This is the second such facility set up as part of Honeywell’s COVID relief efforts in the country. The company established a similar facility in Bangalore, Karnataka, set up five COVID care centre across multiple cities, and donated essential medical supplies including 120 oxygen concentrators, ventilators, N95 respirators and personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals in the state of Maharashtra.
Earlier in May, Honeywell also established a 20-bed COVID care centre at the Employees State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Bibwewadi, Pune, and plans to establish a COVID paediatric care centre in the city by the end of August.
“We are glad to see companies like Honeywell coming forward and inspiring industries to support the Government in augmenting the state’s healthcare infrastructure,” said Shri Subhash R. Desai, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Mining, and Marathi Language, Government of Maharashtra.
“This critical care centre established at the Dahisar COVID-19 Jumbo Centre and the COVID care centre established earlier in Pune will not only provide essential healthcare during the pandemic but will also enhance healthcare capacity for the state’s future requirements,” he added.
The 10-bed ICU facility in Mumbai features necessary equipment to support critical COVID-19 patients. These include five class I ventilators, Fowler beds, BiPAP machines, multipara monitors with and without capnometers, a portable X-ray machine, an ECG machine, an infusion pump, and a laryngoscope set. Additionally, Honeywell is providing N95 respirators and kits to the centre.
“Honeywell has committed INR 22 crore towards COVID relief in India and has partnered with several state and local governments to help address the ongoing pandemic,” said Ashish Gaikwad, Managing Director, Honeywell Automation India Limited and President (Interim), Honeywell India.
“We have established COVID care centres and critical care centres in six cities across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, and Uttarakhand. We are also donating essential medical supplies such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, N95 respirators, and PPE kits,” he added.
Honeywell has established a 10-bed ICU facility in Bengaluru, similar to the one in Mumbai.
The company has also set up 20-bed COVID care centres in Delhi, Pune, Gurugram and Nainital. These centres are being run by the respective local and state governments and are equipped with beds, oxygen supply, PPE kits, medical consumables, and basic medical infrastructure to treat non-critical patients.
To date, Honeywell has donated 1,000 oxygen concentrators, 10 ventilators, 10,000 N95 respirators, and 2,500 PPE kits to various government and private hospitals across the country.
About Honeywell India
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. All of Honeywell’s global businesses have a strong legacy in India, built over the last eight decades. Honeywell’s India commitment is evident in three state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations, and four global centers of excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs ~13,000 people across different locations including Bengaluru, Chennai, Dehradun, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Madurai, and Pune