SAIL will install 2,500 additional beds with gaseous oxygen installations | India News
NEW DELHI: the largest steel company in the country Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is planning to establish giant medical facilities of approximately 2,500 beds with gaseous oxygen (GOX) for the treatment of Covid.
This will be in addition to the facilities currently available at SAIL’s five integrated steel plants in Bhilai (Chattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Rourkela (Odisha), Durgapur and Burnpur (West Bengal).
These jumbo facilities are being planned outside of the existing hospital facilities and will be oxygen supported through a dedicated gas line drawn directly from the steel plants rather than extracting gaseous oxygen from liquid medical oxygen as is currently being done at the facilities themselves. SAIL hospitals.
At the government’s suggestion, SAIL will use gaseous oxygen directly as an additional source of oxygen, as demand for liquid medical oxygen is currently high, the company said in a statement.
These 2,500-bed facilities will be developed in stages in collaboration with the respective state governments. In the first phase, the company will install around 700 beds that will be expanded to 2,500 beds in the five locations.
Currently, there are around 3,000 beds in SAIL’s five hospitals and around 45 percent of the beds have been earmarked for Covid patients.
The company remains committed to supporting the nation in fighting the corona pandemic in every way possible, the SAIL statement added.