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Max healthcare launches MediCAB

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This is in collaboration with American India Foundation and Avery Dennison India

Max Healthcare has launched modular scalable hospital solutions – MediCAB – at its Gurugram and Saket hospital, adding 50 additional modular beds, in the hospital premises.

MediCAB is tech-enabled, modular, portable and scalable structure which can be customised 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 shortage of beds for COVID and non-COVID patients whenever required, in case of a surge.

This initiative has been made in collaboration with American India Foundation (AIF) and Avery Dennison India.

Applauding the efforts of this collaboration, Dr Yash Garg, Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram said, “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 said, “One of the most crucial requirements dealing with the second wave of the pandemic was 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 be 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 & General Manager, LPM – South Asia, Avery Dennison added, “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 hospitals beds.”

Mathew Joseph, Country Director, American Indian Foundation further said, “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 honoured 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.

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