Bhubaneswar, Jun 10: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday directed the SAIL to ensure ECMO treatment at all its health facilities at Rourkela and other places in the country.
The Union Minister issued this direction while inaugurating an oxygen-fitted 100-bed Covid Care Centre on the premises of SAIL-run Bhilai Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh.
Pradhan said the number of oxygen-fitted beds at the hospital inaugurated at the Bhilai Steel Plant today would be increased to 500 in phases. He said Covid Hospitals are being set up at steel plants on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The additional health facility at the Bhilai Steel Plant would certainly help Covid patients, he said.
Pradhan informed steel plants run by the SAIL have prioritized oxygen production over steel now. The Bhilai Steel Plant has so far dispatched over 20,000 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to different needing States. He expressed happiness that the SAIL plants have discharged duties towards people properly during the Covid19 pandemic.