New Delhi/Rourkela, April 15: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has instructed the Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) to use its Super Specialty Hospital at Rourkela as COVID Care Hospital in view of the rapid spike in COVID-19 cases.
The local district authorities had also sent a request for utilising the ICU facilities of the Super Specialty Hospital for treatment of Covid-19 patients. The 60 bedded ICU facility of SAIL-RSP will be used for COVID-19 care. This hospital will further augment the treatment facilities for covid patients in the State, said a release issued by the SAIL.
SAIL has stood shoulder to shoulder in fighting the pandemic since its onset last year. The company contributed Rs 30 crore to the PM CARES fund along with employees donating a day’s salary to the fund.
The company’s healthcare services were mobilized in large numbers across its hospitals. A COVID-19 testing facility was also set up at the SAIL-Rourkela Steel Plant’s Ispat General Hospital which has been functioning since then and contributing to the Odisha’s fight against the pandemic. Participating actively in the Annadan yojana, SAIL distributed dry rations and food in its peripheral region, it said.
The company contributed Rs 30 crore to the PM CARES fund along with employees donating a day’s salary to the fund. Among the several efforts spearheaded by SAIL, it maximized its reach and collaborated with the local administration at its Plants and Units. The company’s healthcare services were mobilized in large numbers across its hospitals, it added.