Dhenkanal, Jan 19: Tata Steel Meramandali, located in the Dhenkanal district 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.
Saroj Kumar Sethi, Collector & DM Dhenkanal and Dr Ashok Das, Chief District Medical Officer, Dhenkanal, visited the hospital today
Snigdharani Dhal, Sub-Collector, Dhenkanal, 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 with equipped with oxygen support systems apart from other medical equipment necessary for providing secondary level care to COVID-19 positive patients.
Commending Tata Steel Meramandali for 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 Meramandali undertook 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 COVID-19 hospital at Karagprasad Regional Higher Secondary School in Dhenkanal district.