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Manipur’s Tamenglong gets state-of-art ICU bed facility

The initiative is a step towards bolstering the critical care infrastructure across hospitals in dire need of assistance amidst the impending fourth wave.

GUWAHATI:

In a bid to augment Manipur’s healthcare infrastructure, a 10-bed intensive care unit (ICU) facility was inaugurated at the district hospital, Tamenglong, on May 5. The initiative is a step towards bolstering the critical care infrastructure across hospitals in dire need of assistance amidst the impending fourth wave.

“We are excited at the prospect of extending our services with the support of Mission ICU, which will help us provide quality critical-care facilities to patients in remote areas like Tamenglong. The new ICU beds would greatly boost the treatment facilities for critical patients and create more confidence in our staff,” said G Majachunglu, chief medical officer (CMO), Tamenglong district, Manipur.

Mission ICU has already completed the installation of 100 ICU beds across the country and will now be working with the district hospitals in Northeastern states of India, to improve the critical healthcare infrastructure, starting with Tamenglong.

“Each set of 10 ICU beds facilities costs around 45 lakhs. The operational expenditure of Mission ICU is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) SAMRIDH Health initiative. The hospitals were shortlisted post verification of numerous factors such as the ability to accommodate extra beds, caseload during COVID, population ratio and existing medical infrastructure,” informed the CMO.

With a 137% increase in 2021-22 budget allocation for health and well-being, India is slowly moving towards its goal of developing a robust healthcare infrastructure. Mission ICU, with its ambitious vision of bridging the gap between rural and urban areas, is on a tireless journey towards identifying inadequacies and addressing pain points with its cutting-edge ICU bed facilities.

“With the implementation of robust infrastructure at the heart of our organization, Mission ICU has already been successful in installing 100 ICU beds across the country,” said Manoj Shah, co-founder of Mission ICU.

The location was shortlisted after a detailed study of the state of medical infrastructure in several districts of Manipur. A due diligence form was sent to the district surgeon/civil surgeon to comprehend the condition of all district and subdistrict hospitals following which Tamenglong was found to be most eligible to receive assistance as the current critical care infrastructure is inadequate incapacity.

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