HOSMAC at the forefront of COVID fightback
The healthcare consultancy has helped set up 1100 Covid beds till date HOSMAC, Asia’s leading healthcare management and planning consultancy has been responsible for setting up state-of-the-art COVID hospitals during the deadly second wave of the
The healthcare consultancy has helped set up 1100 Covid beds till date
HOSMAC, Asia’s leading healthcare management and planning consultancy has been responsible for setting up state-of-the-art COVID hospitals during the deadly second wave of the pandemic. Major companies such as Vedanta, a leading producer of metals, oil and gas, and the Ambuja Neotia Group joined hands with HOSMAC to conceptualize and execute their field hospitals comprising oxygenated beds, ICU beds and ventilators.
HOSMAC is built on the edifice of an overarching passion to create healthcare management models and spaces. At a time when the country was struggling with proper healthcare facilities, the consultancy came up with a solution to build field hospitals in air conditioned tent-like structures keeping in mind COVID care protocols to maintain Indoor Air Quality.
So far, HOSMAC has helped set up 1100 state-of-the-art beds with 200 ICU beds, 100 having ventilators. The hospitals for Vedanta have been set up in tier 2/3 towns where the need is acute (Dariba, Barmer, Chitradurga, Bokaro, Dharwad, Kalahandi, Deogarh, Raipur, Gurugram and Tuticorin).The temporary health facility is based on an unique and innovative rental model, wherein the contractor rents infrastructure requirements like the tent, beds, mattresses, air-conditioning system, toilets, electrical systems and fixtures to the client as well as is responsible for its maintenance for 6 months.
Each field hospital is attached to a district hospital for clinical management of the patients. The newly setup Vinod Neotia Covid Care Centre is located in Kolkata and is adjacent to their existing hospital. Patients will be charged reasonable amount per bed per day in order to meet the basic expenses.
HOSMAC is on board for facility design, engineering planning, equipment planning and project management consultancy. For Vedanta group, HOSMAC will be responsible for onsite monitoring of the maintenance of the facility to ensure that all engineering systems and housekeeping is well maintained for the said period of 6 months.
Dr. Vivek Desai, Founder & Managing Director of HOSMAC said “At a time when the COVID wave is spreading like a wildfire and there is a need to grow healthcare facilities in the country, the gesture of setting up Field Hospitals by the two companies is a welcome step. These well equipped hospitals will be a shot in the arm for the district administration which has been struggling to cope up. It is a very good example of public private partnership in times of dire need and I hope more such hospitals will get set up in collaboration with the industry.”