29 June 2021 | News
Portea Medical will support the recovery and care unit in the covid affected rural areas
Portea Medical has partnered with the Government of Karnataka to support the recovery and care unit in the covid affected rural areas. To begin with, Portea has identified a 50 bedded community health centre at Konanur, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan District Karnataka.
The company has partnered with an NGO called DFY for this first-of-its-kind initiative, which will be extended to other areas going forward.
Portea is servicing 15 PHCs in and around the area and Portea has been able to make a huge difference in terms of providing care. Many more such centres will be established in the weeks ahead.
The centres will have 24-hour oxygen support and HDU beds equipped with BiPAP machines and backed up with oxygen concentrators.
Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO, Portea Medical, said, “After the cities, COVID-19 has spread to the rural districts of the country where people may not have access to even the basic facilities to handle the situation. This is where we wanted to ensure that the government gets the much-needed support from all directions. While we have started with the Hassan district, these services will be extended to other areas in the near term.”