Wipro, an information technology, consulting and business process services company, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Maharashtra.
The company will repurpose one of its information technology (IT) campuses in Hinjewadi, Pune to a 450 bed intermediary care COVID-19 hospital and hand it over to the state government by 30 May 2020.
The hospital will be converted back to an IT facility after a year.
The hospital, to be equipped to treat moderate cases, includes 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility. This is an independent, isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex that also includes 24 well-appointed rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff.
Wipro will provide physical infrastructure, medical furniture and equipment, besides appointing an administrator and skeletal support staff to help operationalise the hospital with the required medical professionals.