NALCO to fund 200-bedded COVID hospital in Odisha


Bhubaneswar: National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has come forward to fund an exclusive 200-bedded COVID 19 hospital at Nabarangpur in Odisha.

A tripartite agreement in this context has been signed by NALCO, District Administration and Christian Hospital, Nabarangpur, on Saturday.

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.Ed College, 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-Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Kalahandi.

NALCO CMD Sridhar Patra expressed his gratitude for this initiative and said that the company has 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 wholehearted support in whatever ways we can,” he added.