Vedanta Aluminium Power and Business has dedicated a 200-bed COVID hospital to the people of Odisha, to aid the state Government in providing timely and proper care to the critically ailing patients.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, opened the hospital in a virtual ceremony, in the presence of Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Resources and Rahul Sharma, Dy. CEO, Aluminium Business.
The hospital, said a press release, has been funded by Vedanta and will be managed by the Government of Odisha.
Set up under the aegis of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, the hospital is the largest single-location COVID facility set up by Vedanta in the country. It has 16 ICUs and 16 High Dependency Units (HDU) with ventilator support, and a dedicated team of doctors and medical staff.
Dedicating the hospital to public, Patnaik, said, “I thank the Vedanta management and Mr. Anil Agarwal for their support in establishing the 200 bedded-hospital at Bhawanipatna. Kalahandi has witnessed significant change in the last two decades due to the efforts of people of Kalahandi. I once again thank Vedanta for joining hands with us in the establishment of this COVID hospital.”
Agarwal said, “We have had a long and enriching association with Odisha and its people. With operations in underserved regions like Kalahandi and Jharsuguda, we have taken our social responsibility of being a partner in the state’s socio-economic development seriously and delivered upon that commitment with sincerity. The COVID hospital in Kalahandi is our humble dedication to the people of Odisha. May it serve them well”!