Bengaluru, May 13, 2021: COV-AID@BLR, a 150-bed, oxygenated COVID-19 treatment centre at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, is seeking volunteer doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare staff, who are willing to offer support at the COVID-19 treatment centre.
Individuals able to manage data entry and other administrative services are also requested to volunteer. Volunteers will receive fair compensation.
The initiative was launched by Fairfax Financial Holdings Group, a majority shareholder in Bangalore International Airport Limited (54%), in partnership with GiveIndia. The initiative is also part-funded by Kempegowda International Airport Foundation (KIAF) – the foundation of Bangalore International Airport Limited. The initiative will be managed by Fairfax Financial Holdings Group’s investee companies – KIAF and Quess Corp Limited.
COV-AID@BLR, located near the Cargo Terminals at BLR Airport, would be equipped to treat patients with mild hypoxia (a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level). The facility is designed to be a transit oxygen delivery centre, which would provide much-needed relief and treatment for patients requiring oxygen support until they are able to get admission in a hospital.
The Centre would be equipped with a pharmacy, pathology unit, nurses’ station, rest rooms and a dining area. Suitable drinking water facilities and visitor areas are provided. An ambulance would be on standby 24×7 to cater to emergencies. The necessary arrangements would be made for safe disposal of waste, including bio-waste.
Interested individuals may write to COVAid@bialairport.com.