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Nalco extends support for Covid care in Angul, Koraput

14/05/2021 at 8:22 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 14: National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has extended helping hand for Corona care in Angul and Koraput districts.

Nalco has supported the 70-bed Covid Care Centre at Saheed Laxman Naik Medical College in Koraput district to make it fully operational. Similarly, it is supporting a 66-bed Covid healthcare facility at ESI Hospital at Banarpal in Angul district bearing the cost of the total operation and maintenance of the facility.

According to the company, it is dedicated for the safety and good health of the people residing in Angul and Koraput districts, where the Company is operating its plants and mines.

Furthermore, Nalco is working to facilitate the supply of the life-saving oxygen by providing DG sets to the State Governmnet for uninterrupted power supply in oxygen units.

Lending a helping hand to the affected people and extending support to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Company has developed full-fledged infrastructure at the 200-bed Covid Hospital in Nabarangpur, apart from running the two exclusive Covid Centres at NALCO’s Hospitals in Angul & Damanjodi.

In order to strengthen the Vaccination drive in the state, NALCO has provided a refrigerated truck having a capacity 25,70,000 vaccine (doses) to state immunization cell  for safe transportation of vaccines across Odisha. Also, the Company has extended support to the State Health Department for procurement of Ventilator Ambulances at a cost of 1.16 crores.

The Company has also been carrying out vaccination drives at sites & extensive sanitization drives at offices, townships, and peripheral areas apart from distribution of dry ration, masks and sanitizers to the Covid Warriors & people in need.

CMD, NALCO Sridhar Patra said, “As a responsible Corporate citizen, NALCO collective has always stood with the people of Odisha in difficult times and now we are reaffirming our commitment in mitigating the disaster caused by the pandemic in whatever way it is possible.”

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