Shah Rukh Khan's office converted into a 15-bed ICU facility by BMC amid Coronavirus pandemic


Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, amid the pandemic, gave their office space to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to convert it into a quarantine facility. The office dedicated to Shah Rukh's Meer Foundation was given in the month of April but it couldn't be taken over till May end due to lack of doctors and medical staff. Months later, BMC has converted the quarantine facility into a well-equipped 15-bed ICU which is run by Hinduja Hospital. The work on the same was started on July 15 and the patients in isolation were shifted to a different centre.

Talking about the same, Executive Director of Hinduja Hospital-Dr. Avinash Supe told a leading daily that more ICU beds are needed during the pandemic. He said the space is well-equipped with ventilators and oxygen tanks. Dr. Supe told six beds with central oxygen facility are on the first floor and five ICU beds and four standby beds are on the second floor. "It has been equipped with ventilators, oxygen lines, high flow nasal oxygen machines and liquid oxygen storage tanks for high-risk and critical patients. The service will be run by Hinduja Hospital under the guidance of the BMC," Dr. Supe told. 


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Vinayak Vispute, the assistant municipal commissioner, H-West Ward, told the daily that Shah Rukh's office is just like an 'alternate hospital for the citizens of the ward'. He further added that Hinduja Hospital will provide 24*7 resident doctors, paramedical and nursing staff while Shah Rukh's Meer Foundation will look into the security, housekeeping, waterproofing, upkeep of the beds and meals. 

Reportedly, the quarantine facility had 66 patients. 54 of them recovered and were sent home. 12 patients had to be shifted to upgrade the space.   

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)