Dharmendra Pradhan & Manohar Lal dedicate 500-bedded COVID care centre at Panipat

New Delhi, May 16 (FN Agency) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal dedicated a 500-bedded COVID Care hospital near Village Baljattan in Panipat in Haryana on Sunday. This hospital has been constructed by Haryana Government with the support of Indian Oil. Indian Oil Corporation Limited will be supplying gaseous oxygen for the same. The temporary COVID Hospital near the refinery in Panipat has been named Guru Tegh Bahadur Sanjivani COVID Hospital.

The hospital will cater to patients from nearby districts such as Panipat, Karnal, Sonipat after getting the referral from respective District Civil Hospital. Over 275 healthcare professionals will be manning this hospital including Government doctors, doctors on internship, nurses and nursing students. The hospital is equipped with a dedicated gaseous oxygen pipeline of 15 MT/per day maximum capacity installed by Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex. Indian Oil Corporation Limited has also arranged for stay of healthcare personnel who will work in this hospital in nearby hotels for a period of six months.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Pradhan congratulated Indian Oil and Haryana Government for completing this project in such a short period. He also highlighted steps like import of Liquid Medical Oxygen, procurement of oxygen concentrators and cryogenic containers, filling of cylinders at refineries and providing logistics support for transport of Liquid Oxygen. Mentioning about the Setting up of Jumbo Covid Care facilities by Steel and Petroleum Sector, the Petroleum Minister further said that Steel sector has been setting up Jumbo Covid Facilities in 15 places using gaseous oxygen, and around 8500 oxygenated beds will be made available for the treatment of Covid patients. Similarly, Petroleum Sector will also provide 2000 beds facilities at its refineries (BPCL Bina, IOC Panipat, BPCL Kochi, HMEL Bathinda, and CPCL Chennai.