BARGARH, MAY 7, 2021
Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated a 100-bed COVID Care Centre with ICU and ventilator facilities at Vikash Multi-Specialty Hospital (VMSH) in Bargarh district through virtual mode.
As part of the project, 70 ventilators, 50 monitors, and 200 syringe pumps are being provided by Indian Oil for setting up the intensive care unit (ICU) for treating critical COVID-19 patients in the western region of Odisha.
Inaugurating the COVID Care Centre, Pradhan said that the ICU and ventilators at the Bargarh facility would help critical COVID-19 patients since coronavirus is fast spreading in 10 western districts of Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Boudh, Debgarh, and Sundergarh.
Highlighting that corporates are working earnestly to meet the liquid medical oxygen requirement of the country in this hour of need, the minister said, public sector undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas are working tirelessly for providing medical equipment, ramping up COVID-19 testing, vaccination, besides making arrangements for ventilator machines and ICU facilities.
“I am happy to know that Bargarh district has been included in the vaccination process with the help of corporates. I am hopeful that apart from the government’s initiative, the corporates will definitely come forward for vaccinating their own employees,” he said.
“This CSR intervention by IndianOil will further supplement the efforts of government in providing timely treatment to COVID patients, thereby reducing mortality rate in the state of Odisha and particularly in Bargarh and surrounding districts in Western Odisha,” he added.
Under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, in association with Dasari Veer Raju and Gunnam Ram Chandra Rao Memorial Trust, is augmenting COVID-19 treatment facility at the hospital at a cost of Rs 11.5 crore.