COVID Care: NTPC adds over 500 beds with oxygen support, 1100 isolation beds across country
NTPC has set up Covid Care Centres which are already operational in Dadri, Korba, Kaniha, Ramagundam, Vindhyachal, Barh and Badarpur. It will be setting up additional facilities at North Karanpura, Bongaigaon and Solapur as well.
National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has added more than 500 beds with oxygen support and more than 1100 isolation beds across plants in various states to provide support to the critical Covid care.
In the NCR region, the company has set up Covid care centres with 200 oxygen supported beds and 140 isolation beds in Badarpur, Noida and Dadri. Further, the company has set up a 500-bed covid health centre at Sundargarh in Odisha where 20 ventilators have been provided, the Union Power Ministry said in a release.
The ministry stated that the company has placed orders for 11 oxygen generation plants in NCR. Besides, 02 large oxygen generation plants having bottling facility are being set up. Further, the company is also setting up Oxygen generation plants at eight different locations in other states. In addition, the company has extended support for installation of oxygen generation plants at different government hospitals in other states.
Besides, Covid Care Centres which are already operational in Dadri, Korba, Kaniha, Ramagundam, Vindhyachal, Barh & Badarpur, NTPC will be setting up additional facilities at North Karanpura, Bongaigaon and Solapur as well. Other hospitals are on their way to increase the number of beds with oxygen facilities, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, NTPC is running 24X7 Control Rooms across plants for better coordination for patients across sites which is coordinated by a special task force. The task force also helps in coordination for hospital beds and other treatment facilities across various empanelled and non-empaneled hospitals. The 24X7 control room also coordinated for procurement of medicines, hospital equipment, services along with daily reporting and MIS.