Don Bosco School in Kolkata became the first private institution in the city to convert a section of the school into a Covid care facility.
Don Bosco School in Kolkata became the first private institution in the city to convert a section of the school into a Covid care facility. (Photo: Suryagni Roy)
Don Bosco School in Kolkata became the first private institution in the city to convert a section of the school into a Covid care facility. With 30 beds for Covid-19 patients, the service was launched on Saturday by the secular educational institution.
Speaking to India Today, Father Bikash Mondal, director and rector of Don Bosco School Park circus, said the hour was needed to help patients who could not find beds in hospitals.
âAs the schools are closed, it is important that educational institutions like ours have enough space to do something like this. We provide these facilities especially to people who cannot afford to pay. expensive treatment, âhe said.
“There is also a huge demand for beds, so our goal is to help people, especially because we can do that when schools are closed. Why not use part of the compound for this cause?” Father Bikash Mondal told India Today on Sunday.
More details on the Covid care center at Don Bosco school
The facility which operates in the heart of the city with 30 beds is a 24 hour service which was launched with a dual initiative not only from the school administration but also from the former members.
The venture will take place under the leadership of renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr Atanu Saha, of the Rabindranath Tagore Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata.
âA team of experienced doctors and healthcare professionals work around the clock to ensure the best possible treatment for each patient. The center is set up to treat moderately ill patients affected by Covid-19, as severely affected patients will need intensive care and therefore needs to be transferred to hospitals and nursing homes, âsaid Dr Saha at India Today.
“The service is provided for Rs 2900-3000 per bed, including medication and oxygen 24 hours a day,” he added.
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