NEW DELHI, JULY 9, 2021
As scientists, researchers and doctors fear that the third wave of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be more critical for children, leading tertiary care healthcare group Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals has strengthened their fight against the pandemic by adding 200 adult ICU beds and 100 paediatric ICU beds in their free-of-cost 1000 oxygen beds facility at Burari. This 1000 oxygen bedded Burari hospital was started in collaboration with the Delhi Government and Doctors for You on 1st May 2021, when the national capital was engulfed in the second wave.
A study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi and the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic will likely to impact children more than the adults. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a robust infrastructure to face the third wave of COVID-19 with a special focus on protecting children from the deadly virus.
The third wave is expected to be around mid-August this year.
Commenting on the preparedness, Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Ujala Cygnus Group of Hospitals said, “In the second wave, we had seen the peak and we ran out of beds, oxygen and ICU facilities. So, for the upcoming third wave, we have to make sure that we don’t commit the same errors. We need to keep following social distancing norms, wearing double mask when stepping out, and sanitisation. We have to remember that we can still bring the disease home and infect our children and elders. So, we have to keep following the COVID appropriate behaviours till the time everybody gets vaccinated and the world becomes free from the coronavirus. At Ujala Cygnus, we have already begun the process of preparing ourselves for the worst possible next wave by adding 200 adult ICU beds and 100 paediatric ICU beds to our current capacity at Burari, installing captive oxygen generation plants in all our fifteen hospitals and expanding and augmenting our infrastructure and supply chains in our small town hospitals.”
Ujala Cygnus Group of hospitals currently operates 15 hospitals across India. In line with its long-term strategy of establishing a major presence in smaller towns, Ujala Cygnus Group has strategically chosen Tier II and Tier III cities for expansion.