Raipur, June 10: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday dedicated to the nation, a 114 bedded COVID Care Facility in Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) of SAIL in Chhattisgarh, officials said.
This hospital is equipped with gaseous oxygen and has been set up after laying a pipeline of 1.5 Km for supply of gaseous oxygen from the plant, they added.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Pradhan said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the mantra of “Jahan Bimaar, Wahi Upchaar” and setting up hospitals near the source of gaseous oxygen and today’s inauguration is another step towards that vision.
Lauding the role of Bhilai Steel Plant during COVID times, Pradhan said that its hospital has played an important role in treating patients during the second wave of the COVID-19 and also played an important role in supplying liquid medical oxygen in the country and meeting the surge in demand of LMO.
The Union Minister also assured that the Government of India and SAIL stands by Chhattisgarh and will do everything possible to maximise vaccination for the people of the state.
He called upon corporations in Chhattisgarh and the state government to join hands to maximise vaccination in the shortest possible time.
Union Minister of State for Steel Faggan Singh Kulaste; Chhatisgarh Ministers TS Singh Deo and Mohammad Akbar; MPs Saroj Pandey and Vijay Baghel; local MLA Devendra Yadav were also present on the occasion.