Hexagon Donates Ventilators Worth INR 45 Lakh To Mahavir Hospital
Hyderabad: Hexagon Capability Center India (HCCI), the largest product development unit of the technology major Hexagon AB in partnership with NASSCOM Foundation, has donated four high-quality ventilator systems worth INR 45 Lakh to Hyderabad based Mahavir Hospital and Research Centre – A part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Memorial Trust. These ventilators will help treat at least 130 of patients in the coming year.
During the COVID outbreak last year, 15% of the patients admitted by the Mahavir Hospital required ventilators. This number rose to 35% this year during the second wave, warranting an urgent need to add to the current ventilator infrastructure at the Hospital.
The turbine-driven, wall gas independent ventilator setups donated are of premium build quality and have been carefully chosen to withstand the test of time.
While supporting employees through the crisis with internal initiatives like oxygen concentrators for employees’ usage, and multi-city free vaccination drives for employees and their family members, the need to expand the support to the society at large arose. As a responsible corporate citizen, HCCI has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID ever since. It worked with Tharuni– a city-based NGO, to ensure continued education for children in remote villages by donating internet-enabled tablets and providing training and infrastructure to the teachers and further tied up with Vidhyakansha to cover additional subjects during the pandemic. It also provided Gandhi Hospital – the primary designated COVID hospital in Hyderabad, with 11 ICU beds to help cope with the sudden rise in COVID cases. The company’s ESR(Employee Social Responsibility) team also provided medical equipment such as Multipara monitors and ECG machines to Siddipet District Area Hospital.
About 70% of the Mahavir Hospital beneficiaries come from under-served communities. While the hospital charges are much lower than an average private hospital, the people from these communities are given further concessions based on their affordability.
The NASSCOM Foundation worked with local communities to identify the right Hospital and its critical needs. It also sourced the ventilators and facilitated the donation.