Jharsuguda, May 11: Another 100 bed Covid Hospital will be set up in Jharsuguda, informed the district administration today.
The hospital with 20 ICU beds will be set up at a newly constructed building at Bandhabahal by the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).
The MCL authorities will bear the cost of institution building and operation. The district administration has urged the Health Department to rope in a private hospital for functioning of the hospital.
At present, the district has a dedicated Covid Hospital at Jharsuguda with bed strength of 220 including 20 ICU beds.
As per official statistics as many as 17059 persons have been tested positive for Covid-19 in the district so far while the number of active cases stands at 3132.