Jorhat ( Assam), June 14 : Numaligarh Refinery limited (NRL) has dedicated a full-fledged 120 bedded Covid Care hospital with a 20 bedded ICU facility at Jorhat Medical College & Hospital as a part of its continued support to the Govt. of Assam in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility is expected to contribute in providing Covid-19 medical care to the public of Upper Assam as Jorhat is centrally accessible to people of three adjacent districts – Jorhat, Golaghat and Sivasagar.
The facility was inaugurated today by NRL MD S.K. Barua and of MP, Lok Sabha Topon Kumar Gogoi in the distinguished presence; MP, Rajya Sabha Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MLA Jorhat Hitendra Nath Goswami, DC Jorhat Ashok Kumar Barman and NRL Director Technical Bhaskar Jyoti Phukan in Jorhat.
Developed at a total cost of around Rs. 7 crore, the COVID Centre is equipped with 100 beds, 20 ICU beds, cardiac monitors, ventilators, nebulizers, oximeters, oxygen concentrators and other furniture items such as bed side trolley, locker, wheelchair etc.
The project was completed on war footing by a task force deputed from NRL with unstinted support from Jorhat District Authority and the Department of Health Services, Assam.,
In addition to building this facility, NRL is extending financial assistance for ICU technicians for a period of 6 months and is also renovating another building to be used as duty room for doctors and COVID wards.