Waymade Critical Care Unit, Shree Krishna Hospital

Gujarat, India

This incredible facility saves hundreds of lives every year.

The 102-bed Critical Care Unit was officially opened in January 2019 and was fully funded by the Shanta Foundation. This modern facility is distributed over 4 floors and has wards looking after critically unwell Trauma, Post-operative, Obstetric, Neurosurgical and Medical patients. It is one of the few units of its kind in Gujarat. The funds donated by the Shanta Foundation have been used to develop the entire infrastructure as well as purchase state of the art equipment such as ventilators, infusion pumps and ultrasound machines. It is overseen by senior doctors with numerous juniors working under their supervision on an on-call basis. Free medical care is provided for those who cannot pay.

India COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

In 2019, the Waymade Critical Care Centre was identified by the Gujarat Government as a ‘Designated COVID-19 District Hospital’ for treatment of COVID-19 cases, as it is one of the few facilities between the cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara which can treat critically unwell patients. Unfortunately, at the time huge numbers of patients exceeded the capacity offered by the Critical Care Centre. This state-of-the-art hospital has made more critical care beds available during the Crisis, in a phased process since April 2020. Patient monitors, Ventilators, Hi-flow Oxygen therapy units to match the additional capacity, were purchased and installed. Some of the funds required for this challenging operation were donated by our Foundation. The hospital used our funds along with those from other philanthropic organisations to purchase masks, sanitizers & PPE Kits.

In 2021 The Shree Krishna hospital was awarded the best hospital for COVID management in the national category by the Government of Gujarat. In the last 3-4 years, the hospital looked after thousands of patients, and successfully managed the various surges. The hospital admitted every critically unwell COVID patient without refusing a single patient. Provision for an additional 100 ICU and 100 HDU beds were made through conversion of a few existing wards of the Hospital for the treatment of COVID patients. This involved the provision of all the intensive care equipment required for this additional capacity (motorised beds, specialised monitors, intubation equipment, scanning equipment, dialysis machines and electrical work required to be installed).

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