From bright surroundings to a supply of life saving equipment, critical care in children's hospital in Kolkata gets a boost
Kolkata/IBNS: The Indian chapter of Save the Children, which works across 20 states in India, on issues related to education, health, protection and humanitarian needs of children, especially the most deprived and marginalized, have recently undertaken various activities in Kolkata.
In collaboration with Ericsson (a well-known communications service provider), they have provided life-saving equipment to the Institute of Child Health (ICH) in Kolkata.
The equipment, which include ventilators, oxygen concentrators, bi-pap machines, pulse oximeters, and other critical medical supplies, will not only cater to children in the 0-14 years age group and suffering from COVID-19 but also to those suffering from respiratory distress disorders (lack of oxygen due to infections and pneumonia) as well to those critically ill.
Amitabh Ray, MD, Ericsson India Global Services said, “We hope this partnership with Save the Children towards strengthening the paediatric facilities will go a long way towards making a difference in the lives of young children who need critical medical care.”
Anindit Roy Chowdhury, Chief Programme Officer, Save the Children said, "Our purpose was to build technical and infrastructural capacity in ICH so that children get crucial paediatric medical care."
Save the Children India, in consultation with medical practitioners and patients, have also brightened up the interiors of the Cancer Ward in ICH with soothing yet beautiful paintings.
According to medical experts, a vibrant surrounding goes a long way to improve the mental wellbeing of patients, especially children.
Dr. Apurba Ghosh, Director ICH said, “I want the patients, parents and nurses all to feel relaxed, happy and stimulated by the environment that surrounds them. By using design, you can lift the mood and well-being of the people. I’ve been seeing the reactions of not just the children but parents too who are pleased that the ward feels happier, colourful and less sterile and intimidating.”