Bandhan group revives Kolkata Police hospital

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    Kolkata, May 25 (PTI) City-based Bandhan group on
Tuesday said it has revived the Kolkata Police Hospital in
Bhowanipore into a state-of-the-art, 300-bed hospital in a bid
to revamp healthcare infrastructure for COVID-19 patients in
the city.
    All the beds in Kolkata Police Hospital have oxygen
facility and there is a separate 40-bed HDU unit to treat
critical patients, the bank said.
    The entire cost and responsibility of setting up the
infrastructure has been borne by Bandhan group, and a leading
private hospital will manage the facility. The hospital has
commenced operations in a limited manner and will be fully
functional over the next fortnight.
    The company also offered the premise of The Bandhan
School of Development Management located at Sonarpur in the
outskirts of Kolkata, to be converted into a 300-bed COVID-
care facility where COVID-19 patients can be treated.
    Bandhan officials said they were in the process of
procuring 150 oxygen concentrators, each with a capacity of
10 litres. These will be handed over to the state government,
they said.
    Meanwhile, apart from COVID-19 support, the group has
agreed with the Liver Foundation to set up hospitals in rural
Bengal. PTI BSM RG

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