Voltas builds Covid-19 compliant hospital wards in Kolkata
Voltas products and solutions impacting 28 hospitals in the region
Kolkata, 1st Sept, 2020: Voltas Limited, the undisputed market leader for residential Air-Conditioners in India, has been taking proactive measures and initiatives to help the nation fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of these concentrated efforts, Voltas, a preferred turnkey MEP partner, continues to ensure the upkeep of essential services and upgrading of medical facilities to make them Covid-19 compliant.
Continuing to deliver on Voltas’ promise towards a sustainable tomorrow, the Domestic Projects Team (DPG) in Kolkata successfully commissioned the 182 HP, VXV 6th Generation VRF System with Treated Fresh Air Units in the COVID Blocks of M R Bangur Hospital, Kolkata under West Bengal Medical Services Corporation Limited (WBMSCL). This project solution by Voltas has benefitted 670 beds that have been reserved for Covid-19 patients in M R Bangur hospital.
Over the years, the West Bengal Government has launched 34 multi-speciality hospitals in the state. Out of these, 20 hospitals have Voltas product (Chillers) installed with the total installed capacity for the state being 5100 TR. Woodlands Hospital Kolkata, TATA Medical Centre, SSKM Hospital and Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) are some of the hospitals that have utilized Voltas’ expertise in HVAC. Additionally, the Company also has an ongoing project at AIIMS Kalyani which is a very large project being executed by Voltas’ DPG team.
In addition to healthcare, Voltas DPG has a strong presence in the Education segment in West Bengal. While the total number of hospitals with Voltas products is 28, there are 9 educational institutes with Voltas products. Important HVAC installations have been done by Voltas at Presidency College, Indian Institute Of Management and Sri Sri Academy, Kolkata. Voltas has also executed a critical HVAC project in Kolkata’s Asiatic Society, the premier institute for Indology and a well-known heritage building.
Mr. Pradeep Bakshi, MD & CEO, Voltas Limited said, “As an organization, Voltas has always been committed to nation building. Even when the economy came to a standstill, Voltas employees worked diligently on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Operation & Maintenance (O&M) teams have been providing real time services to the Essential Services sites where customers need the operation, maintenance and breakdown support. We operate across 5000 such customer sites in India.”
While Voltas DPG already has a strong presence in Healthcare and Education segments in West Bengal, the Company will continue to leverage these strong credentials. Additionally, Pharma and Retail are the two other important segments which the Company aims to grow its presence in, fueled by its technical competence and superior products with competitive pricing.
As one of the leading providers of integrated end-to-end solutions in electromechanical projects, the Domestic Projects Group of Voltas contributes to nation-building through execution of engineering projects for Buildings, Industry and Infrastructure. Voltas’ commitment to being nation builders is further strengthened by the diversification to Electrical Distribution and Water Treatment as part of its mission of touching lives through societal engineering. The Company’s engineering capabilities allow it to safely and reliably execute electromechanical projects of high scale and complexity, backed by its project management capabilities which ensure on-time completion.
Voltas is also helping in the conversion of existing medical facilities such as AIIMS, Bhatinda, and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital to convert standard wards into Covid-19 isolation wards using smart ventilation solutions. This includes building test centers to predictive maintenance of Chillers in Hospitals and Pharmaceutical companies that make life-saving drugs, thus impacting millions of lives. At Coimbatore the company hasbuilt a test centre at Kovai Medical College and Hospital to help the state contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Earlier a part of the academic block, the centre is now being used as an isolation ward for Covid-19 patients, after carrying out the necessary HVAC modifications. Similar conversions are being undertaken by Voltas at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, which is also one of the facilities across the country being upgraded to strengthen India’s fight against the pandemic.
About Voltas Limited: In addition to its Unitary Cooling Products business (which includes Air Conditioners, Air Coolers and Commercial Refrigeration products), Voltas is a premier engineering solutions provider and Projects specialist. Founded in India in 1954, Voltas offers smart engineering solutions for a wide spectrum of industries in areas such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, electro-mechanical projects, textile machinery, mining and construction equipment, water management & treatment, cold chain solutions, building management systems, electrification and indoor air quality. Voltas Limited is one of the top 10 companies within the Tata Group. It has also recently launched its range of Voltas Beko Home Appliances, through its new JV in India, in equal partnership with Arcelik of Turkey.