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In short

Thursday, 16 April 2020 | PNS

In short

Under the guidance of Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, SAIL has collaborated with Odisha government and played a crucial role in setting up a COVID-19 testing lab at SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant’s Ispat General Hospital (IGH). While all the major equipment for the testing facility have been provided by Governemnt of Odisha, the infrastructure has been provided by SAIL-RSP. Doctor and paramedics of the hospital, trained at RMRC, Bhubaneswar and AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, will carry out the testing. The testing lab facility at IGH will be of great help in quick identification of Coronavirus patients and containment of the disease.

Amid Coronavirus pandemic and hence, a nationwide lockdown, the Sunaayy Foundation has come forward to help their children and poor daily wage labourers. Realising the loss of work and wages due to Coronavirus’ attack on livelihood of 2,300 migrant workers and their families, whose 450 children are a part of the foundation in Vasant Kunj, its team courageously fought all odds to distribute them about 4,000 kg of grains, 2,000 kg of potatoes and onions, and 800 soaps. The relief work has been supported by members of Young Indians (Yi), a subsidiary of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The relief team of Sunaayy has managed a smooth distribution following all norms of social distancing and lockdown caveats.

With a view to keep medical staff fully prepared to tackle emergencies due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a training session was organised at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital, Metro Railway, Kolkata, on Monday. This training programme was conducted to train the medical staff of Metro Railway on Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), in which para-medical staff were trained on how to use PPE and dispose them properly. It should be noted that the Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital is also ready to handle COVID-19 patients, if required. Hence, a 75-bed isolation ward has been set up for such patients. Five doctors, 17 nurses and other paramedic staff have been posted in the ward to treat Corona suspected/ confirmed patients. So far, no COVID-19 patient has been admitted.

KRIBHCO (Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd) has contributed Rs 2 crore in PM CARES fund for combating COVID-19. Dr Chandra Pal Singh, chairman, KRIBHCO, mentioned that Coronavirus is a threat to the mankind across the world and we need to jointly fight with it with courage and wisdom where social distancing is the first step. He also appealed to all economic organisations to come forward and fight unitedly to defeat the virus. Rajan Chowdhry, managing director, KRIBHCO, mentioned that their employees are always prepared to come forward and facilitate in reducing Corona menace. He added that the employees are joining hands with government campaigns meant for fighting the pandemic.

Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO) has contributed Rs 50 crore from CSR funds and Rs 0.28 crore from voluntary contribution of one day salary by employees to PM CARES fund, for promoting healthcare and relief activities in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has pledged to support government’s efforts in dealing with the challenges emerging from this unprecedented situation.

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