BSL to erect temporary hospitals with 500 Oxygen-beds at Bokaro

Bokaro: SAIL’s Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) in mulling to erect a 500 oxygen bed temporary hospital at Bokaro Steel City in phased manner in view of the rising coronavirus cases.

Following the directive of Government of India SAIL has planned out to develop 2500-bed facility equipped with Gases Oxygen (GOX) for the treatment of COVID-19 at it five integrated steel plants, informed Mani Kant Dhan, Chief of Communication BSL.

This temporary hospital would be erected in a proper place near the plant, so that oxygen can be supplied through pipeline directly from the plant; would also equipped with essential equipment and facilities, he informed.

“Presently, 178 beds are in existing condition for COVID-19 patients at Bokaro General Hospital (BGH).  Additional 100 beds with oxygen facilities are being prepared, installation of the gasoline pipeline is in process from the plant,” added Dhan.

We are at work to hand over a 164 bedded COVID Care Center (all equipped with Oxygen support) at BGH (fifth floor) to the district administration Bokaro. On this move we have made 40 beds operational and already handed over to the district administration, he said adding, “Rest 124 beds will become operational at BGH in a phased manner very shortly.”

BGH is run and managed by Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL), developed all the infrastructures for the CCU at its fifth floor of the hospital, and handed over to the district administration for operations.

Besides these, a pipeline is also being installed at BSL’s HRD Center to deliver gaseous oxygen from the plant. We are also at work to install some oxygen equipped beds at HRD center for COVID-19 patients, he said.

In addition, COVID Testing (for employees and their families) has been commissioned 24×7 at BGH with a maximum capacity of 120 people per day.

BSL has published an advertisement to reinstate doctors and nursing staffs (for the additional beds), in view of the increasing number of patients. Under this, 30 doctors and 30 nurses will be taken on contract. We will pay Rs 5,000 a day for medical practitioners and Rs 1000 a day for nurses, he informed.

BSL management has also requested the Jharkhand government for help to overcome the shortage of medical personnel, informed Dhan.

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