In view of the extraordinary situation arising in the country and the state of Assam due to the 2nd Wave of Covid-19 pandemic that has seen a steep surge in infections and fatalities, Assam based Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has earmarked a budget of Rs. 25 Crore to ramp up facilities and provisions to tackle the pandemic.
The Company is setting up a makeshift Covid Hospital in Jorhat Medical College & Hospital at an estimated cost of Rs. 7 Crore within a period of one month. The 120 bedded Hospital will have 20 ICU beds having ventilators, cardiac monitor, Oxygen Concentrators and Oxygen cylinders.
In addition, a 100 bedded Covid Care Centre will be set-up at Titabar Civil Hospital. Similar Covid Care Centres are also being set up in adjacent Sarupathar,Bokakhat and Golaghat. The VKNRL School of Nursing at Numaligarh is being converted to a 70 bedded Covid Care Centre by mid- May 2021 to be manned by Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics of VKNRL Hospital round the clock.
The company stated that it is also in the process of handing over medical equipment and provisions including N95 masks, Pulse Oximeters, hand sanitizers, air conditioners, nebulizers, BP measuring instruments to Golaghat Govt.