Increasing Critical Capacity by 1000 beds LEARN MORE Impacting 2,00,000 Lives Building Critical Care
Capacity in Small towns
and Saving Lives in
Rural India

Why MissionICU

While there is a lot of focus in cities for setting up Jumbo COVID centers and Large capacity ICU beds, tier 2 and tier 3 towns are left out. These small towns are most affected after the metro cities and they are ill-equipped to handle the tsunami of COVID cases. Global experience has shown that we have to be ready for the next wave due to different pathologies and mutations – investment in bolstering the rural and semi-urban medical infrastructure is critical to handle future challenges. MissionICU is a step towards preparing the capacity for taking care of families in rural India.

Tier-2 and tier-3 towns are going to be most affected after the metro cities and they are ill-equipped to handle this tsunami of the COVID-19.

How can you help?

You can support us in the following ways:

  • Connect us with CSR partners to fund one unit of 10 ICU beds
  • Help us prioritize locations where beds are required
  • Suggest partners we can talk to
  • Recommend medical device companies who can support

    Our Plan of Action

    In any small town, the top 5-6 hospitals bear 80% of the load during a pandemic. Bolstering the capacity and infrastructure in these hospitals along with parallel capacity creation for triage centers will help maximize the number of treated COVID instances. Our plan is to pick such hospitals and increase the ICU capacity by 10-40 beds. The beds and everything needed to run the ICU will be provided in a kit based approach and the increased capacity can continue to be used even after the pandemic subsides. We have started working with districts in Karnataka and we plan to quickly expand to other states where the need is emerging.

    A- Karnataka

    Tumkur (Live), Chikmagalur (Live), Raichur, Bellary, Chikballapur, Yadgir, Gadag, Kolar, Bidar,

    B- Maharashtra

    Satara, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Beed, Sindhudurg

    C- Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi

    D- North East India

    Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Sikkim

    Who we are

    Dr Ashwin Naik

    Mr. Maanoj Shah

    Dr Edmond Fernandes - CEO, CHD Group

    Dr. Edmond Fernandes


    missionICU is a citizen led initiative powered by CHD Group and is supported by a group of volunteer professionals from across the country. MissionICU is building capacity in small towns and rural areas by setting up ten bed ICUs, so that we are better prepared for future pandemics in a sustainable manner. The initiative was conceived by Dr.Ashwin Naik, Maanoj Shah and Dr.Edmond Fernandes and in the last 30 days has mobilised support from various CSR organisations, foundations and private donors to rapidly scale up ICU setup in the rural areas.