Showing commitment and solidarity with the home State in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic, National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the navratna CPSE, under Ministry of Mines, Government of India, has come forward to fund an exclusive 200 bedded COVID 19 hospital at Nabarangpur, Odisha. A tripartite agreement in this context has been signed by NALCO, District Administration and Christian Hospital, Nabarangpur, today. The 200 bedded hospital will have medical facilities exclusively for treatment of COVID 19 patients. Under this agreement a COVID 19 exclusive isolation facility care centre has been made at B.Edcollege,Hirli, Nabarangpur. With the exclusive COVID 19 hospital being operational in the tribal dominated district of Nabarangpur, hopes are high that it will also be helpful for other adjoining districts of southern Odisha, vizRayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Kalahandi.
Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO, has expressed his gratitude for this initiative and said that we have stood with the people of Odisha in the past during natural calamities. This time, the crisis is more challenging and of unprecedented scale, and we at NALCO reiterate our pledge to extend our whole hearted support in whatever ways we can, he added.
It may be noted that earlier, NALCO employees had contributed two days salaries amounting to Rs.5.2 crore which has been remitted to PM CARES Fund and Odisha CM’s Relief Fund, i.eRs, 2.6crore each.