Odisha: MCL to set up 70-bed COVID Hospital in Jharsuguda

Subrat Kumar Sarangi

Bhubaneswar (NVI): A 70-bed COVID Care Centre will be set up at Bandhabahal in Jharsuguda district, Odisha, by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jharsuguda District Administration today.

The MoU was signed by Keshav Rao, Director (Personnel), MCL, and  Saroj Kumar Samal, Collector, Jharsuguda, for setting-up of a dedicated COVID Care Centre to provide free-of-cost treatment to the infected people.

All the expenses like treatment, medicine, testing, food and accommodation will be borne by MCL, subsidiary of Coal India Limited, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The company is extending all out help to Odisha administration in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the company is also funding a 525-bed COVID Hospital at Bhubaneswar while another 150-bed COVID Hospital is functional at Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Talcher, in Angul district.

-CHK