Combating COVID-19: CIL to construct oxygen plant generating 250 liters of oxygen per minute


State-owned Coal India Limited has signed an MoU with the District Administration of East Singhbhum in Jharkhand. It aims to set up an Oxygen Plant at the District Hospital with the capacity to generate 250 litres of oxygen per minute. The new CSR initiative by the company will provide much-required medical oxygen to combat COVID-19.

CIL has extended the support of Rs 65 lakhs for the plant. Simultaneously, the company and its subsidiaries are offering more than 29 oxygen generation plants in 27 hospitals across six states in the country.

In the remote districts of the country, private players are also striving to enhance the healthcare facilities to save maximum lives. Recently, Adani Power Limited Godda allocated funds for  50 ICU beds at Richie Hospital.

The Deputy Commissioner had also expressed gratitude and said that the necessary equipment and resources by the organizations will boost the healthcare system to offer better treatment.

Apart from this, the Adani Godda handed over 160 jumbo oxygen cylinders to the district administration. Till now, 250 oxygen cylinders, along with other necessary items like nutritious meals and drinking water have been provided in Godda by the Adani Group.

Bolstering the healthcare sector of Jharkhand, Vedanta ESL started a 100-bed Vedanta Cares COVID Field Hospital in Bokaro. It encompasses 10 ICU beds, 10 stand-down ICUs, 40 child care units and 40 oxygen beds for COVID patients. The Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren thanked the Vedanta Group for expeditiously building a modern and well-equipped hospital.

In the last year, the contributions of the conglomerates such as Vedanta, Adani in Godda, and other regions to combat the pandemic have been tremendous.