Pune: Vrindavan residential township of 13 housing societies in front of Rajlakshmi Hall on DP road in Kothrud has started its own quarantine centre at the club house inside the society premises. The township has 517 flats and has created the quarantine centre in a 1,500 square feet area. At present it has 10 beds including two beds reserved for women patients in a separate arrangement. The centre also has a separate bathroom, washing machine, geyser, water filter, clothes, utensils, sanitiser, soap, towels, etc for the patients who would be admitted in this centre in case of anyone testing positive for COVID-19.
The society has also purchased oxygen cylinders and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kits which can be used by the managing council – including two nurses and 22 volunteers from the society – of the centre. Patients using this facility can choose the treating doctor of their choice. So far, not a single person from the society has tested positive for COVID-19, but this arrangement has been made as a precautionary measure considering the possibility of catching infection in the unlocking phase.
Shrinivas Kulkarni, Chairperson of Vrindavan Housing Complex said, “There is a shortage of hospital beds in the city. With our own quarantine facility, patients can get home-made food with all possible attention from the medical staff and volunteers of the complex. Patients and their family members will not have to frantically search for hospital beds and there is no fear of ill-treatment to any of them.”
A quarantine centre has been started at the club house of New Ajantha society in Kothrud. Society members took the initiative and arranged for beds, medical equipment and facilities. Ashutosh Pardeshi, Chairman of the society said, “Members have proactively taken this step in order to combat the Covid-19 disease. Society members like sub-registrar Digvijaysingh Rathod, Prakash Kulkarni, Rajesh Chaudhari, Parag Apte, Mayuresh Sathe and Chaya Bankar have worked hard to create this quarantine centre.”
Chaya Bankar said, “We have provided the best facilities and services in the quarantine and isolation centre of the society. All essential food items, groceries, vegetables, fruits etc are being delivered at door steps. This has helped us to curb the spread of coronavirus in the society.”