Bhubaneswar: The 200 bedded exclusive COVID 19 hospital at Nabarangpur, funded by National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has been inaugurated today by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of PNG & Steel and Shri Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines also joined the inaugural event from New Delhi through video conferencing.
Showing commitment and solidarity with the home State in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic, NALCO is funding for developing this dedicated hospital and also support the operational cost. This 200 bedded hospital facilities include a 10 bedded ICU with oximetry along with 24 hour diagnostic facility etc to provide round the clock facilities to the patients.. The hospital, located in the southern part of the State will be extremely beneficial for the undivided Koraput district with high tribal population and help in combating COVID-19 cases.
A tripartite agreement has been signed among NALCO, District Administration and Christian Hospital, Nabarangpur for developing the infrastructure for the said Hospital.
Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO said, “As a responsible Corporate citizen, we are extending all possible support to both the State & Union Govt. for combating COVID 19. Apart from funding, we are also undertaking various activities like sanitization of public places and plant areas, distribution of dry ration to District Administration and supply of sanitizing materials to Police stations in and around the plant areas”.
Worth mentioning that amidst COVID19 crisis, NALCO’s all units are operational with reduced manpower and contributing to the national economy.