Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS)
Oxygenated Beds for emergency care
As on November 2021
Oxygenated beds deployed
Enabled reach to 50,000+ lives
- Maharashtra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh
The financial support from USAID’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, enabled DMIMS to convert 30 of its existing beds into oxygenated beds. , The funds were majorly utilised to retain human resources, procurement of and consumables and capacity building cost for existing and new beds installed. DMIMS, within six months of receiving the funding, potentially impacted 56,000 vulnerable lives, from tribal population and economically backward communities.
The sudden surge of the COVID-19 second wave overwhelmed the Indian healthcare system. Maharashtra, being one of the most affected states in India, there was a need for oxygenated dedicated beds in the health facilities catering to the tribal and vulnerable population for at least a period of six months.
Deployment of Oxygenated Beds
During the second wave of COVID-19 in India, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS) operated dedicated COVID-management facilities in Wardha and Nagpur. In this critical time, DMIMS stepped up by providing 30 oxygenated beds, including Intensive Care Unit (ICU), High-Dependency Unit (HDU), and catering to the most vulnerable sections.