Odisha: MCL comes forward to set-up another 70-bed COVID Hospital in Jharsuguda

Sambalpur: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jharsuguda district administration for setting-up a dedicated 70-bed COVID Care Centre at Bandhabahal in western Odisha.

The MoU was signed by Mr Keshav Rao, Director (Personnel), MCL and Mr Saroj Kumar Samal, Collector, Jharsuguda for setting-up of a dedicated COVID Care Centre to provide free-of-cost treatment to the infected people.

All the expenses, like treatment, medicine, testing, food and accommodation will be borne by the company as Corporate Social Responsibility.

MCL, a Miniratna-Cat-1 CPSE under Ministry of Coal, is extending all out help to Odisha administration in the fight against Corona virus pandemic.

The company is funding 525-bed COVID Hospital at Bhubaneswar while another 150-bed COVID Hospital is functional at Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Talcher, in Angul district.