Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) in collaboration with the Odisha government is in the process of setting up a medical facility of 500 beds in phases, with the provision of gaseous oxygen (GOX) directly for the treatment of Covid patients.
This will be in addition to the facilities currently available at RSP’s Ispat General Hospital and the Super Specialty Hospital.
The new facility will come up at the erstwhile Administrative Building of Fertilizer Plant of RSP, for which preparations are being made on war footing.
Envisaged to commence operations in the first phase by the end of this month, the Jumbo Centre shall have oxygen support through a dedicated gas line drawn directly from the oxygen unit of the steel plant.
The facility will help provide treatment to COVID positive patients with moderate symptoms, requiring hospitalisation.
The two-storied building is in proximity to the RSP-Linde Oxygen Plant situated at a corner of the Plant. The facility will help in relieving the extra stress on the dedicated COVID Care Hospital which could focus more on treating critical COVID patients.
It is also being planned to add ICU bed facilities in the Centre in the subsequent phase.