New Delhi / Rourkela, 15th April, 2020: Under the guidance of Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, SAIL collaborated with Odisha Government and played a crucial role in setting up the COVID-19 Testing Lab at SAIL- Rourkela Steel Plant’s Ispat General Hospital (IGH) and made ready for sample testing.
While all the major equipment for the testing facility have been provided by Govt. of Odisha, the infrastructure has been provided by SAIL-RSP. Doctor and paramedics of Ispat General Hospital trained at RMRC, Bhubaneswar and AIIMS, Bhubaneswar will carry out the testing. Nasal and throat swab collected from the suspected persons of the surrounding region will be tested at the Laboratory of IGH. It normally takes around 6 to 7 hours to get the results of a batch of samples.
It is noteworthy that the testing lab facility at IGH will be of great help in quick identification of Corona virus patients and containment of the disease.
Earlier, SAIL-RSP had supplied 5 ventilators to the Odisha government few days ago and has been continually working along with local state administration to provide medical facilities in the fight against Corona.
DATE 15TH APRIL, 2020