In a commendable move, Wipro Limited has collaborated with the government of Maharashtra to repurpose one of its IT campuses in Hinjewadi, Pune into a hospital for Covid-19 patients.
Wipro Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government for the same. The IT campus will be converted into a hospital for a year.
According to reports, the campus premises will be converted into a 450-bed hospital and it will be handed over to the state government by 30th May.
. @Wipro signs MoU with Maharashtra govt, under which it will repurpose one of its IT campuses in Pune to a 450-bed— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18Live) May 5, 2020
COVID-19 hospital in four weeks and hand it over to the state government by May 30. The hospital will be converted back to an IT facility after a year pic.twitter.com/aRjbElgwSg
They will also allocate 24 rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff within the campus.
In addition to that they will also appoint an administrator and skeletal support staff to help medical professionals.
And, this is what netizens had to say about this initiative:
Thank you Wipro! Awesome initiative...— Stocks Ki Baat (@stockskibaat) May 5, 2020
Anyway, IT professionals can work from home and with 33% restrictions it make sense to utilize unused space for a great cause. Mr. Azim Premji is listed among world's top philanthropists.
Great decisions— paritoshsuranglikar (@paritoshsurang1) May 5, 2020
Pure gem 💙🙏— Sneha🇮🇳 (@Shinde25sneha) May 5, 2020
Excellent and timely help from Wipro team .वंदन तुमचया कायाॆला🙏— Dattatraya (@Dattatr47387227) May 5, 2020
So far, more than 15,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Maharashtra.