Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates 100-Bedded COVID Facility In Bargarh

Bargarh: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated a 100-bedded Covid Care Centre with ICU & ventilator facilities at the Vikash Multi-Specialty Hospital (VMSH) in Bargarh through virtual mode on Friday.

Under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, in association with Dasari Veer Raju & Gunnam Ram Chandra Rao Memorial Trust, is augmenting the Covid facility at VMSH at a total cost of Rs 11.5 Crore.

Under this project, 70 ventilators, 50 monitors, and 200 syringe pumps are being provided by Indian Oil for establishing the ICU ventilator facilities aimed at treating critical COVID-19 patients in Western Odisha.

As the second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the country, Western Odisha is also entering the explosive phase with the test positivity rate (TPR) shooting up.

The Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in some districts of Western Odisha is alarmingly high. The number of patients requiring ICU Ventilators is rising sharply, which has strained existing critical care facilities.

This CSR intervention by IndianOil will further supplement the efforts of the government in providing timely treatment to COVID patients, thereby reducing the mortality rate in the state of Odisha and particularly in Bargarh and surrounding districts in Western Odisha.