gmch aurangabad is the only state-run dedicated covid hospital (dch) in aurangabad division, which gets patients from jalna, parbhani, hingoli and aurangabad districts.
employees of automobile company skoda auto volkswagen, india, which runs a plant in aurangabad, contributed a day’s salary and raised rs 1.2 crore.
the corpus was used to donate 1,388 personal protective equipment (ppe), five ventilators and five multi-paramonitors to government medical college and hospital (gmch) for covid-19 management.
gmch aurangabad is the only state-run dedicated covid hospital (dch) in aurangabad division, which gets patients from jalna, parbhani, hingoli and aurangabad districts. moreover, at any given time, 70% of the covid-19 patients admitted at the hospital are in a critical condition as the covid care centres and the dedicated covid health centres attend to only asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms.
in such a situation, it is important that the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff are properly protected while treating the patients.
gmch dean kanan yelikar said, “the ppe kits provided by the company have ensured sufficient stock for atleast a week.”
head of skoda’s aurangabad plant uma rao, medical officer abhay kulkarni, ved jahagirdar (csr head), chief of workers’ union prakash tayade and others handed over the articles to the gmch administration on monday.