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COVID-19 Hospital developed by Tata Steel Meramandali reopens

Collector and CDMO, Dhenkanal visit the 50-bed facility 

 Facilities include:

50 beds with Oxygen support system

Round the clock support from doctors, paramedics, lab services, X-Ray equipment, one Advanced CardiacLife Support Ambulance, and more

January :20/1/22:: Tata Steel Meramandali, located in the Dhenkanal district of Odisha has reopened the temporary 50-bed COVID-19 hospital situated at Nava Bharat Ventures Skill Development Centre, Kharagprasad in Odapada block of the district today for the community. Shri Saroj Kumar Sethi, Collector & DM Dhenkanal and Dr. Ashok Das, Chief District Medical Officer, Dhenkanal, visited the hospital today.

SmtSnigdharani Dhal, Sub-Collector, Dhenkanal, Shri Dasarathi Jena, BDO, Odapada, and other senior officials of Tata Steel Meramandali and Nava Bharat Ventures Ltd., were also present. The hospital has 50 beds equipped with oxygen support systems apart from other medical equipment necessary for providing secondary level care to COVID-19 positive patients.

Commending Tata SteelMeramandalifor re-opening the hospital, Shri Sethi said, the hospital will add strength to the COVID-19 health care infrastructure of the area helping patients from the local villages and will be of great help to the community.

Four doctors, 15 nurses, and 15 housekeeping staff will manage the hospital. In making this hospital functional, Tata Steel Meramandaliundertook the necessary structural modifications at the site. Besides, two prefabricated structures were also added to serve as an administration block, chambers for doctors and paramedics, donning and doffing rooms and toilets. Earlier during the second wave of the pandemic, Tata Steel had also started a temporary void-19 hospital at Karagprasad Regional Higher Secondary School in Dhenkanal district.


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