Work in full swing to set up new Covid Care Facility at BSP’s HRDC Complex

Bhilai, May 23: Committed to fight the COVID pandemic with all its might and all resources at its command, SAIL- Bhilai Steel Plant is further fortifying its preparations for any oncoming wave of COVID by developing new facilities for COVID patients. Responding to the call of PM Narendra Modi, the management of Bhilai Steel Plant is creating new COVID Care facilities to accommodate 500 beds under the guidance of Union Minister for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan. Apart from the existing facilities at the Plant’s Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital and Research Centre, these new facilities being created will draw gaseous oxygen directly from the steel plant. Under the guidance of Director I/c Bhilai Steel Plant Anirban Dasgupta, work is on in full swing to create a 110-bedded Covid care centre at the Plant’s Human Resource Development Centre Complex. While workshops and classrooms of HRD Centre are being converted to accommodate the beds and other facilities, gaseous oxygen is being routed from the Plant to the upcoming COVID centre in HRDC. Since there is currently high demand for supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen, gaseous Oxygen will be used in the new COVID care unit. Gaseous Oxygen sourced from the Plant will now be directly used here. A dedicated pipeline is being laid from the most suitable point inside Plant to HRDC complex to supply Oxygen to the COVID patients at the upcoming Centre. Work is on for renovation of a portion of the HRDC building, arrangement for wiring and points for lights, fans and other electrical fixtures, underground cabling, gas pipeline network, setting up of washrooms and ramps to enable patients to reach facility on first floor, provision of Nursing station and rest rooms for doctors and Nurses and arrangement for beds etc. Work on the new facility at HRDC is planned to be completed by first week of June 21.
Apart from gaseous Oxygen pipeline, there will also be provision for oxygen cylinders as a backup. Storage facility for Liquid medical oxygen as a backup facility is also being set up for which Liquid Argon tank currently lying unused at SMS 1 is being converted to Liquid Medical Oxygen Storage Tank.
Several agencies from Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Projects and Purchase are working on war footing to complete this work. The 110-bedded centre coming up at HRDC is going to be part of a total of 500-beds planned in new Covid care facilities that will be set up by BSP in a phased manner.
This facility will increase the number of beds for COVID patients in the district besides saving on Liquid medical Oxygen. There will also be saving of transportation costs of Liquid medical Oxygen.

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