HCL extends COVID-19 mitigation outreach to UP, Tamil Nadu, other states
Tech firm HCL on Monday said it has extended its COVID-19 mitigation efforts across the country to include Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and other states.
In Uttar Pradesh, the company said it has set up a 100-bed COVID-19 treatment facility (including 50 oxygen beds) at the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Greater Noida.
In Lucknow, HCL Technologies Limited has provided six ICU ventilators, 20 oxygen beds, and a mini oxygen generator plant to Fatima Hospital. In addition to these, HCL is supporting essential equipment and consumables at an L-1 COVID Care Facility as well as the District Hospital in Hardoi, the company said in a statement.
A 24x7 Integrated Control Centre, set up and supported by HCL at Gautam Buddha Nagar during the first wave, continues to respond to citizen queries in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic, it added.
In Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, HCL said it has provided 30 ICU beds at St John's Hospital in Bengaluru, safety gear and PPE for frontline workers in Madurai and Chennai, as well as essential medical and non-medical equipment for institutions treating COVID-19 in Chennai.
HCL has also collaborated with the local municipal bodies to spearhead vaccination centres in cities and towns — including Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Vijayawada, Madurai, Lucknow, and Jammu and Kashmir.
As the number of infections continues to rise across the country, this support is aimed at complementing state and local efforts to help those most affected by the virus, HCL said, adding that it aims to provide tangible assistance to meet real needs on the ground.
Last week, HCL Group said it was supporting the Delhi government by providing oxygen plants and cylinders to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
"HCL is supporting the Delhi Government with 12,000 oxygen cylinders each with a capacity of 40 litres and 21 oxygen plants which will generate 8,800 litres of oxygen per minute, catering to around 1,500 patients at a time," it said in a statement.