Tata Steel BSL Sets Up 100-bed COVID Hospital in Dhenkanal
Odisha has announced a new 100-bed COVID hospital that has been set up in the Dhenkanal district. The hospital has been built by TATA Steel BSL near its plant.
This facility was virtually inaugurated by the Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday evening.
Set up at the Kharagprasad Regional Higher Secondary School, which comes under the Odapada block of the district, the hospital is equipped with 50 beds that have piped oxygen, 40 beds with oxygen concentrators, and 10 ventilator-supported ICU beds. Along with these, arrangement for other medical equipment necessary for providing secondary level care to COVID-19 patients has also been made.
Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, N K Das spoke highly about Tata Steel BSL and the district administration for developing the hospital in a quick time. “This hospital will strengthen the health infrastructure of the region, particularly the people of Dhenkanal and Angul”, said the Minister. With more hospitals coming up in the interiors, people now need not visit the cities for their treatment.
“Apart from supplying more than 45,000 tonnes of Oxygen from April 1 till date, we have also been importing containers, setting up medical care and facilities and we are always happy to have the opportunity to do so”, said V Narendran, Chairman, Tata Steel BSL.
Thanking the government for its support, Rajeev Singhal, Managing Director of Tata Steel BSL said, “With active and continued help from the government, this COVID-19 hospital was made operational in a record period of two weeks. The hospital has round the clock doctors, paramedics, lab services, X-ray facility, and other necessary secondary care support services”.