Hyderabad: Members of the Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO), in a mission to help Covid patients in the city, have added 70 more beds to their Covid Care Centre at Chiraan Fort Club.

The facility was first launched on August 5 with 100 beds to provide medical assistance to Covid positive patients between 15-55 years of age. However, it got accommodated to full capacity in a mere 13 days, and hence, JITO members took the decision to expand.

 

The facility will now consist 170 beds that can be availed by asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic Covid positive patients for a 7-day isolation period.

JITO core committee member Vinod Ranka says that their only ambition is to provide affordable care to Covid patients. “We planned to start this after reports of private hospitals fleecing Covid patients and government hospitals not admitting patients came to light,” he said.

The facility provides medicines, meals, treatment, and basic kit, all for Rs 4,000 a day. The 7-day package ranges from Rs 28,000 to Rs 35,000. Patients are provided with vegetarian meals, but can avail Jain food on special request.

The facility is being run in association with Mahavir Hospital and Research Centre. Doctors and medical staff monitor the patients 24×7 and oxygen cylinders are also available in case of emergencies.

JITO currently runs 15 other Covid Care Centres in the country. The 16th one was opened by JITO’s Hyderabad chapter.

For more information, contact JITO-CCC Help Desk on 9121155500 or 91212 55500

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Priyali Dhingra

Priyali Dhingra is a post graduate in Communication Studies from Hyderabad Central University. She has previously worked as a photojournalist, editorial, and graphic design intern in The Indian Express, Newslaundry, and NDTV. Reigning from Delhi, she has an avid interest in photojournalism, and all things visual. She has also represented India as a delegate in the JENESYS 2019 Student Exchange Program with the Government of Japan. Having pursued her graduation in history from Delhi University, she was also a part of her college's theatre society. Her primary interests include: photography, poetry & politics.

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