COVID19: MCL creates 112 bed quarantine facility in Odisha


Sambalpur: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, is setting up 112-bed quarantine facility to equip Odisha in combating COVID 19.

“Eight independent quarantine cabins with attached washrooms have already been set-up while 20 additional cabins are being prepared at Nehru Shatabdi Central Hospital (NSCH) Talcher to check the coronavirus menace,” said Dr Debashish Gupta, Chief of Medical Services, MCL.

Two air-conditioned quarantine wards with 40 beds each are being set-up in the newly-constructed building of Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research  Talcher as an additional preparatory measure in consultation with District Medical authorities, he added.

The company has also created a 4 bedded quarantine facility at its Central Hospital Ib Valley in Jharsuguda district to support state administration in the preparatory measures to check the spread the Corona Viral Disease (COVID-19).

Awareness and precautions will be a double-edged sword to combat coronavirus, is being propagated through various modes of communication among masses, particularly employees, who are engaged in ensuring the uninterrupted supplies of coal to thermal power stations and other industry.

Besides running a “Coronavirus Awareness Campaigns” at offices and residential premises across the command area in Odisha, thermal scanner are being put to use while ‘social distancing’ has been encouraged.