Wipro converts Pune campus to a 450-bed COVID-19 hospital

On June 11, Wipro Limited announced the opening of India’s first COVID-19 dedicated hospital in Pune, Maharashtra. The 450-bed hospital is equipped to treat moderate cases and has 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility.

It took one month for the Wipro team in partnership with the Maharashtra government to set up this independent, isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex that also includes 24 well-appointed rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff in addition to 18 ventilators and two well-equipped ambulances.

To help operationalise the hospital quickly, Wipro has provided medical furniture and equipment besides appointing an administrator and skeletal support staff. The staff and doctors at the hospital will be managed by Pune’s Zilla Parishad and district administration. The new hospital will be converted back to an IT facility after a year.

Wipro and Azim Premji Foundation are carrying out COVID-19 related humanitarian and healthcare relief work in 479 Districts, across 29 States and 1 UT, with the help of over 500 NGO partners.