GUNTUR: In a welcome move to ease burden on the government healthcare system, the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) has launched the first private Covid care centre in Guntur. The 25-bed Covid care centre will be managed by the doctors and trained volunteers of red-cross. While the services are complete free, it is being sponsored by Sri Jain Sangh.
Joint collector Dinesh Kumar inaugurated the Covid care centre housed in a hotel right opposite to the Infectious Diseases (ID) hospital on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, joint collector lauded the services of the Red Cross right from the outbreak of the Covid-19 four months ago. He said that the decision of the Red Cross to join hands with private NGOs to serve them would act as morale booster to the positive patients. “Frankly, Covid-19 is not life threatening disease provided we take little care. About 98 per cent people are fully recovering without any trouble chiefly due to the courage and moral support from the family, friends and community,” said Dinesh Kumar. He said that Jain Sangh’s decision to open an all free Covid care centre with the support of Red Cross would help many those who are worrying about the disease.
Red Cross vice chairman P Ramachandra Raju said that they have appointed exclusive teams to take care of the Covid positive cases referred by the Sri Jain Sangh at the centre. He said that doctors, nurses and their volunteers would be available to the inmates to extend services. He said that chef was also appointed in the centre to provide food required by the inmates. He said that there would be separate yoga, meditation sessions and motivational classes for the inmates to see that they would keep themselves positive towards recovery. Sri Jain Sangh president Rajendra Suri, Jain Seva Saimithi president Amrutha Lal Jain, Dinesh Kumar Jain, Paul Bhandari and others were present.

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