Kochi: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a fortune global 500 company will provide free Oxygen, power and water to a 100-bed make-shift COVID treatment centre, which was opened at its Kochi Refinery operated school, adjacent to its premises, at Ambalamugal in Kerala on Friday.
“The oxygen will be supplied through a dedicated stainless steel pipeline. In the second phase, this make shift COVID treatment centre will be expanded to 1,500 beds, in the same premises,” Mr Sanjay Khanna, Executive Director (Kochi Refinery), Bharat Petroleum, said on the occasion.
Bharat Petroleum has been at the forefront in supporting the healthcare system, by upgrading its facilities at Mumbai and Bina Refineries for supply of 600 Metric Tonnes free gaseous Oxygen per month to government hospitals and medical centres, besides supplying 100 MT liquid oxygen from Kochi Refinery every month.
BPCL is also setting up PSA Oxygen Plants in two government hospitals in Maharashtra, three Hospitals in Kerala and five hospitals in Madhya Pradesh.