VSP extending facilities for Supporting lives
Amid the surge in the second wave of Covid pandemic, a review meeting was held by Hon’ble Steel Minister, Govt. of India wherein he directed RINL collective to build facilities for providing Covid Care to 1000 patients in Ukkunagaram, township of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
For the first time, RINL-VSP using all its internal resources and available facilities is embarking on this massive “1000 bed Covid Care Hospital facility” in its premises to tackle the surge of the 2nd Covid wave.
Fabrication work for cots for Covid Care Hospital is going on in a full swing at Utility Equipment Repair Shop (UERS) inside plant premises. All the necessary material procurement and arrangements to facilitate the clinical delivery of medical Oxygen near the patient bed are being expedited.
In the first step towards arranging a 1000 bed facility, the Gurajada Kalakshetram, the huge popular function hall in the Township of VSP is being made into a Covid Care Centre. Further in a phased manner various community halls and public halls/spaces will be converted into hospital wards for the treatment of Covid patients. All the wards of Visakha Steel General Hospital (approx. 110 bed ) have been converted to Covid wards except one for emergency non-Covid cases.
Liquid Medical Oxygen:
RINL stands with the Nation in the prevailing Oxygen crisis for the Covid patient and continues to supply Liquid medical Oxygen (LMO). So far in this FY 2021-22, since 13th April, more than 2,200 tons of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) has been dispatched. These Dispatches are mostly to AP state but we have also supplied 100 tons in the First Oxygen Express, to Maharashtra on 22nd April due to an acute emergency in that state. As per the Government allocation plan, RINL is also extending support to Karnataka.
Since the onset of this pandemic, RINL has already dispatched a cumulative 11,000 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various destinations. The distribution and dispatches of LMO is being done as per the guideline of Drug controller Authority of India. RINL is committed to stand by the Nation during this crisis and will extend all the support to meet the Oxygen requirement of Covid patients.