In lieu of the current shortage in the availability of these machines, Transasia has procured BiPAP machines from its global vendors
As India fights the second wave of the pandemic, Transasia has arranged to provide 200 Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines, to be distributed to various COVID-dedicated hospitals across India. In lieu of the current shortage in the availability of these machines, Transasia has procured BiPAP machines from its global vendors.
Speaking on the initiative Suresh Vazirani, Founder Chairman, Transasia-Erba Group, said, “The second wave is devastating and is taking a toll on the healthcare system of our country. While we are hopeful that things will turn around for the country soon, I have also realised that just hope is not enough. Transasia remains committed to the health of Indians and through our small effort, we intent to reach out to those severely impacted and in urgent need. This is one of the several few initiatives, and we intend to continue to use our resources and technology, to aid the Central and state health ministries.”
Transasia has already pledged the BiPAP machines to several beneficiaries through the state governments in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow and Raebareli), Rajasthan (Jaipur and Ajmer), West Bengal, Assam, Agartala, Maharashtra (Mumbai and Panchgani), Karnataka (Chikkamagaluru, Tumkur, Udupi, Chitradurga and Vijayapura), Telangana and Tamil Nadu. This initiative has been very well received by:
- Rajesh Tope, Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, along with Rajendra Patil-Yadravkar, Minister of State for Public Health and Dr Satish Sonawane, OSD, Health Department.
- K S Latha Kumari, IAS, MD, Karnataka State Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (KSMSCL), along with Dr Nagendrappa, District Health Officer, Tumkur and D C Jagadeesha, Deputy Commissioner, Udipi and Kavita Mannikeri, Dy Commissioner, Chitradurga.
- Dr V Rambabu Naik, General Manager (Diagnostics), Telangana State Medical Services and Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC).
- Kanchan Verma, IAS, MD, Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation Ltd (UPMSCL) and Professor Arvind Rajwanshi, Executive Director and CEO, and Saroj Kumar Singh, Deputy Director, AIIMS, Raebareli.
- Dr Raghu Sharma, Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Rajasthan and Dr Veer Bahadur Singh, Principal and Dr Neeraj Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of tuberculosis (TB) and Chest Infections, JLN Medical College, Ajmer.
- Ma Subramanian, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Tamil Nadu, along with Dr T S Selvanvinayagam, Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, DMS Campus, Chennai.
- Dr Achyut Baishya, Principal-cum-Chief Superintendent and Dr Sasanka Baruah, HOD – Urology, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital.
- Mahua Banerjee, IAS, MD and Debashis Ghosh, Manager – Procurement, West Bengal Medical Services Corporation Ltd (WBMSCL).
- Prof Chinmoy Biswas, Director – Medical Education, Government of Tripura.
In addition, Transasia is also providing 30 coagulation analysers, ECL 105, to the Delhi government. ECL 105 aids in monitoring blood clotting in severe COVID-19 patients. This will help the doctors in estimation of D Dimer and other coagulation tests.
Similarly, in Tamil Nadu, along with the BiPAP machines, the company has donated 32 units of H 360, three part differential hematology analyser and five and three units of H 560 and Elite 580 respectively, five part differential hematology analyser. These equipment aid in monitoring disease severity in COVID-19 patients. The total value of the donation from Transasia Bio-Medicals is more than Rs 2.25 crores.