The district well being division has acquired 10,000 antigen detection kits from non-public corporations primarily based in Gurugram to ramp up Covid-19 testing within the metropolis.
Corporates which were actively concerned in helping the administration in offering ventilators, Private Protecting Gear (PPEs) and even establishing designated Covid-19 hospital for the reason that onset of pandemic, are actually approaching the well being division to offer antigen detection kits below their Company Social Duty (CSR) fund, officers conversant in the matter stated.
“The division has acquired 10,000 antigen kits from corporates which might be working with social organisation iamgurugaon. They’ve paid for the kits procured from the manufacturing unit in Manesar. 5 to 6 different corporations have additionally approached us to offer Covid-19 testing kits below their CSR funds. Additionally, state authorities will probably be allocating new kits,” stated Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer of the district.
A bunch of greater than 20 corporations — Gurugram Covid-19 Volunteers Group — which might be operating the Medeor Hospital in Manesar as designated Covid-19 hospital for sufferers requiring tertiary care, have now contributed virtually Rs 50 lakh in offering the testing kits to the well being division.
The group includes enterprise leaders from McKinsey, MakeMyTrip, DLF, Harvest Gold, Nestle, Medanta-The Medicity, Clix Capital, Sembcorp, Renew Energy, SRF Basis, Tech Mahindra, Egon Zender amongst others, stated Latika Thukral, co-founder, IamGurugram, a city-based NGO. The NGO has been coordinating with the corporates to offering help to the district administration in tackling the pandemic crises.
Taab Siddiqui, co-founder, Harvest Gold, who is part of the group, stated, “There was consensus among the many members of the group to offer speedy antigen kits as testing is important to the present pandemic scenario. Solely via testing, we will simply establish contaminated sufferers and provides them required therapy, isolation or quarantine.” Siddiqui’s agency has pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh below the Company Social Duty (CSR) fund.
Thukral stated the group has spent virtually Rs three crore for operating the Medeor Hospital and they’re able to collaborate with the administration in additional upgrading the services required to deal with the scenario.
“The Covid-19 volunteer group is a collaboration of corporates in Gurugram. It began with supporting the underprivileged Covid-19 sufferers who couldn’t afford therapy together with serving to the administration in operating the designated Covid-19 hospital. Although at the moment not too many sufferers are hospitalised, we determined to offer antigen detection kits as it’s the want of the hour. The administration additionally approached us in serving to them with testing kits. Our focus is barely on upgrading the services required to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic,” stated Thukral.
Spokesperson of the DLF Basis stated they’re offering over 2500 speedy antigen testing kits to well being division.