Max Healthcare recently launched NCR’s Modular Scalable Hospital Solutions – MediCAB – at its Gurugram and Saket hospital, adding 50 additional modular beds, in the hospital premises. MediCAB, a tech-enabled, modular, portable, and scalable structure can be customized for beds depending on requirements into additional wards and/or ICUs (with or without ventilator support) during times of additional bed requirements.
These additional beds can thus augment existing health facilities and can be a short to medium-term solution in meeting the shortage of beds for Covid and non-Covid patients whenever required, in case of a surge.
This initiative has been made possible in collaboration with American India Foundation (AIF) and Avery Dennison India, a US-based brand, driven towards making a difference to the communities that they live in.
Applauding the efforts of this collaboration, Dr Yash Garg, deputy commissioner of Gurugram says, “Innovations such as these portable cabins will make a quick difference in times of human/health crisis. I am glad to announce the first launch for the state from the Millennium City.”
Sharing her views on the vision behind this initiative, Arpita Mukherjee, vice president operations, Max Hospital, Gurgaon says, “One of the most crucial requirements dealing with the second wave of the pandemic was the creation of additional bed capacity at hospitals to cater to both critical Covid patients and to care for emergency non-Covid patients. Such latest technologies can make it possible in a short span of time to augment existing bed capacities. This collaboration with Avery Dennison and American India Foundation, with support from the Gurgaon district authorities, will certainly enhance patient care. These extension beds will serve as a facility for not just quick and effective Covid management, but also help in treating patients of seasonal infectious diseases and ensure that a part of the main hospital building remains isolated, insulated, and Covid-free for access to non-Covid care.”
Saurabh Agarwal, senior director, and general manager, LPM – South Asia, Avery Dennison adds, “We are committed to stand in solidarity with the nation during these challenging times and firmly believe that this situation can be overcome with comprehensive and targeted community efforts. Our ongoing relief efforts are aimed at reaching communities and families affected and provide them with essential medical supplies and emergency healthcare services. Going with this philosophy, we decided to join hands with stakeholders to accelerate the facilitation of setting up of these modular and scalable hospital beds.”
Mathew Joseph, country director, American Indian Foundation further says, “Partnering with corporates, healthcare providers, state and district administration, to augment the health infrastructure is part of AIF’s core strategy for Covid-19 relief. We are honored to facilitate the rapid construction of the portable units. These rapidly deployable hospital beds, designed and conceptualized by Modulus Housing have 25-year durability and can be deconstructed/repurposed for future emergencies, community needs, or disaster relief in a week. Intended to plug a major health infrastructure gap, the negative pressured portable beds, equipped with oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and other necessary equipment, are innovative solutions to improving healthcare service delivery in the state,”
The unboxing time is extremely swift with a 50-bed facility taking as little as 7-10 days to set up by a team of 15 members. Since these units are designed as an isolation facility; only moderately critical patients will be admitted here.
Max Healthcare is the country’s comprehensive provider of standardized, seamless, and international-class healthcare services. It is committed to the highest standards of medical and service excellence, patient care, scientific and medical education.
MHIL has a network of 12 hospitals and 4 medical facilities in North and West India, offering services in over 30 medical disciplines. Of the total network, 8 hospitals and 4 medical centers are located in Delhi and NCR, and the others are located in the cities of Mumbai, Mohali, Bathinda, and Dehradun. The Max network includes state-of-the-art tertiary care hospitals at Saket, Patparganj, Rajendra Place, Vaishali, and Shalimar Bagh in Delhi and Mumbai, Mohali, Bathinda, and Dehradun, secondary care hospital in Gurgaon, and daycare centers at Noida, Lajpat Nagar, and Panchsheel Park in NCR Delhi. The super-specialty hospitals in Mohali and Bathinda are under public-private partnership arrangement with the Government of Punjab.
In addition to the core hospital business, Max Healthcare also has two SBUs, namely, Max@Home and MaxLab. Max@Home is a platform that provides health and wellness services at home and MaxLab offers diagnostic services to patients outside its network.
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global materials science company specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of labeling and functional materials. The company’s products, which are used in nearly every major industry, include pressure-sensitive materials for labels and graphic applications; tapes and other bonding solutions for industrial, medical, and retail applications; tags, labels, and embellishments for apparel; and radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions serving retail apparel and other markets. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company employs more than 30,000 employees in more than 50 countries and the reported sales in 2020 were US $7.0 billion (approximately Rs 51,999 crore).