Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated the COVID Care Centre at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Plant Angul, Odisha in the presence of Odisha Health & Family Welfare Minister Naba Kisore Das and JSPL’s Chairman Naveen Jindal. Sambalpur MP Nitesh Ganga Deb, Chhendipada MLA Susanta Kumar Behera, state Government and JSPL officials were also present on the occasion.
The COVID Care Centre is equipped with 270 oxygen supported beds, which includes 10 Non-invasive ventilation beds and five ICU beds with ventilators. The Company plans to expand the capacity of the COVID Care Centre to 400 beds by next month. Local community members can avail of the facility providing free COVID-19 testing, isolation centre, Ambulance services, medical treatment with free medicines, food as well as Counseling services. A dedicated team of doctors and paramedics are engaged to provide 24×7 service in the Centre.
Inaugurating the COVID Care Centre, Pradhan appreciated JSPL’s support to the government in fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic. He lauded the Company’s role in supplying the lifesaving liquid medical oxygen to various hospitals across the country. Pradhan mentioned that JSPL’s vision to build the largest Steel Plant of the World of 25 MTPA at Angul by 2030 will certainly fructify the aspiration of the local youths for sustainable livelihood and improve the quality of Life of the People in the Region. He highly appreciated the facilities created in the 270 bedded COVID Care Centre by JSPL for the people of Angul.
Odisha Health & Family Welfare Minister Naba Kisore Das also thanked JSPL for its efforts to extend life support Oxygen, medical treatment and livelihood support for the local community to fight the global pandemic.