100 Bed COVID19 Facility Opens at SAIL RSP Hospital
The augmented ICU ventilator facilities for treatment of COVID patients at Ispat Post Graduate Institute and Super Specialty Hospital in Steel Authority of
The augmented ICU ventilator facilities for treatment of COVID patients at Ispat Post Graduate Institute and Super Specialty Hospital in Steel Authority of India Limited’s Rourkela Steel Plant were opened by Steel Minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan on 20th May 2021. To tide over the surge in the COVID cases, it was decided to upgrade the facility to a 100-bedded ICU for Covid care and treatment at SSH. Accordingly, ventilators were procured by SAIL, RSP on a war footing and installed in the hospital.
RSP is in the process of setting up a jumbo 500 bedded hospital with piped gaseous oxygen supply directly from the plant with ventilators and other associated facilities.
SAIL has taken a slew of measures to contribute to Odisha’s fight against the pandemic. Rourkela Steel Plant set up a Virology Laboratory at its IGH in April-2020, which enabled quick Covid testing. The capacity of the testing facilities for RT-PCR has been enhanced from the initial levels and work is in progress to increase it further. RSP has been constantly supplying the life-saving LMO which is dispatched from RSP to various states of the country including Odisha.