Vedanta’s 100-bed field hospital inaugurated in Bokaro

Ashis Sinha I JNS: A 100-bed temporary hospital equipped with state-of-the-art facilities inaugurated in the library ground at Bokaro Steel City Sector 5 on Tuesday. This hospital is erected by Vedanta Group under CSR and as part of its commitment to support the state government in the fight against COVID-19.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren virtually inaugurated the Vedanta Cares Field Hospital. Anil Agarwal, Chairman of Vedanta Group also virtually participated in this program.
This field hospital is fully air-conditioned and equipped with world-class technologies and ensures strict adherence to safety. This 100-bed hospital also has a special ward of 40 beds for children. It hosts 80 beds with oxygen support and 20 beds with ventilator support for critical patients. There are separate arrangements for ICU and CCU in this temporary hospital besides 24 hours uninterrupted power supply here, sources said.

In his address on the occasion, Soren said that the government is constantly engaged in improving health services. “In this row, a newly constructed ICU ward and pipeline-based oxygenated beds hospital was also inaugurated at Latehar,” he added.

I express my gratitude to the people of the state for their continued support and resilience in the struggle against the reemergence of COVID-19, the second wave of the virus, he said.
The state has done better than its internal powers for the past one and half years. In both the first and second phases of corona infections, the state was in a better position than other states, said Soren.

“We will have to remain alert and avoid complacency with the strong possibility of a third wave. Such facilities will certainly be the key in the fight against COVID-19,” added CM.

In this sequence, Soren discussed COVID issues with the Vedanta Group and thanked them for their noble move. “This hospital will not only provide benefits to the people of Bokaro district but residents of nearby districts like Dhanbad, Giridih, and Ramgarh will also be benefited.”

CM asked the steel major to continue this work even further. The state government will support such groups as Coal India, Tata Steel, BSL, and other PSUs through a single-window system. “We will solve every problem with each other’s cooperation,” added Soren.

Speaking on the occasion Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Group’s Chairman, congratulated the Chief Minister for doing better in the state during the Corona transition period. He praised the work of the state government to provide oxygen to the entire country during the second phase of the Coronavirus pandemic. He also informed the CM about the Nand Ghar projects run by Vedanta Group for building a malnutrition-free society.

Notably, the Anil Agarwal Foundation’s initiative Vedanta Cares is at work to set up 10 COVID Care Hospitals with 1,000 critical care units across Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Massive suffering has resulted from the pandemic. Vedanta Group stands in solidarity with the nation and has pledged its support to the governments in providing quality care to those affected by the virus, said an official of the company.

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