Lam Research Funds The Expansion Of Critical Care Infrastructure At Hassan Institute Of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Karnataka
BENGALURU, India :Lam Research today announced the funding of additional critical care facilities at the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS), Karnataka. As part of the initiative, 18 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds have been added at the institution in partnership with United Way, Bengaluru.
The HIMS support is a result of Lam Research’s previously committed $1 million (~7.5 cr INR) for COVID-19 relief efforts in India to provide critical medical supplies and support to health care providers in communities across India.
HIMS was facing a shortage of ICU beds during the second wave of COVID-19 in India, due to which the Hassan district administration decided to add 40 ICU beds to take care of the patients (Source). HIMS used Lam’s donation to obtain critical medical equipment such as pediatric ventilators, ICU cots, multipara monitors, pulse oximeters, infusion pumps, syringe pumps, Pediatric LED laryngoscopes, ventilator circuits, humidified high-flow nasal cannula circuits, and nasal prongs.
Lam Research India has also funded vaccination drives in various Bangalore-based schools with which its Corporate Social Responsibility organization engages. Close to 900 adults were vaccinated including parents, siblings, and immediate family members of students, alongside school staff. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the company has provided COVID-19 relief and support, including funding for 7,500 PPE kits among government-run hospitals in Karnataka to aid frontline healthcare workers fighting the virus.