New Delhi/Rourkela, 15th April, 2021: Inspired by the vision of Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and guided by the leadership of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Steel Authority of India Limited’s Super Specialty Hospital at Rourkela is approved to be used as Covid Care Hospital. Minister of Steel and PNG, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan had instructed to use SAIL Super Specialty Hospital at Rourkela as COVID-19 care hospital in wake of rising cases in the region. SAIL has always stood in readiness and has actively contributed in the nation’s fight against COVID-19.
The local district authority had also sent a request for utilising the ICU facilities of the Super Specialty Hospital for treatment of Covid-19 patients. The 60 bedded ICU facility of SAIL-RSP will be used for COVID-19 care. This hospital will further augment the treatment facilities for covid patients in the state.
SAIL has stood shoulder to shoulder in fighting the pandemic since its onset last year. The company contributed Rs 30 crore to the PM CARES fund along with employees donating a day’s salary to the fund. Among the several efforts spearheaded by SAIL, it maximized its reach and collaborated with the local administration at its Plants and Units. The company’s healthcare services were mobilized in large numbers across its hospitals. A COVID-19 testing facility was also set up at the SAIL-Rourkela Steel Plant’s Ispat General Hospital which has been functioning since then and contributing to Odisha’s fight against the pandemic. Participating actively in the Annadan yojana, SAIL distributed dry rations and food in its peripheral region.