Why Mission ICU
Mission ICU is non-profit project which emerged in the peak of the second wave of COVID-19 with a focus on ventilating under-resourced rural hospitals. We recently launched our ICU mapping project to measure resource deficiency in government hospitals. Mission ICU has installed 110 ICU beds across 11 locations covering 4 states in a span of one year. The project has been recognised by the World Economic Forum, Business Standard, Livemint, The Print, Economic Times.
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?
- 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.
Mission ICU Student Fellowship Program
Mission ICU has launched its first online Fellowship Program aimed to amplify the need to bridge the rural-urban gap in critical care infrastructure. We want to foster opportunities for medical students by providing communities, first-hand experience, knowledge and skills through a paid 6 week cohort. As part of the cohort, you will engage with other fellows and develop skills for research, seminars, communication, and explore conversations on rural critical healthcare.
Tumkur, Chikmagalur, Bellary, Yadgir, Gadag
Dhule, Buldhana, Sangli, Nanded
Who we are
Dr Ashwin Naik
Mr. Maanoj Shah
Dr. Edmond Fernandes
Mission ICU is a citizen led initiative powered by CHD Group and is supported by a group of volunteer professionals from across the country. Mission ICU 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.