Theatre company to set up temporary hospital in Jabalpur

     Bhopal, May 4 (PTI) As Madhya Pradesh is struggling to provide health facilities to people during the second wave of COVID-19, Picture Time Digiplex, a mobile digital movie theatre company, has been roped in by the state government to set up a medical unit of 20 beds with oxygen facility in Jabalpur.<br>        The facility is being created by using a combination of inflatable, expandable, foldable and portable enclosures having beds with oxygen facility, a company release said.<br>        The Jabalpur facility is being set up at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College campus and it will be ready by Tuesday night, it said.<br>        The order to set up this facility in Jabalpur was given by the Madhya Pradesh Public Health Corporation Managing Director Vijay Kumar to the company, it said.<br>        The primary objective of this facility is to back and support the existing medical infrastructure.<br>        The specialty of these rapid deployed hospitals is that within these inflatable enclosures, 16-20 beds could be set up in just 72-84 hours, it said.<br>        "We have made sure that there is an efficient distribution of oxygen to all 20 beds and have added a portable oxygen generator which can make medical-grade oxygen<br> with the flow rate of 15 litre/min," the release said.<br>        As a mobile digital movie theatre company, the aim is to provide entertainment but looking at the current state of affairs because of COVID-19 pandemic, the firm had to come up with something that would help save peoples lives, PictureTime Digiplex Founder and CEO Sushil Choudhary said.<br>        Last year, the company worked with Tata Memorial, Mumbai, and provided them with 75 beds which have been in use since July 2020.<br>         &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This year, with the upsurge of the second wave, Apollo Hospital Delhi was quick to reach out to us to provide them with this facility.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Within 72 hours we delivered 40 beds with oxygen set up, he added. PTI MAS GK<br>MR   MR

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