1000-Bedded Oxygenated Covid Care Hospital in Ballari, Karnataka
JSW Group, today, launched a 1,000-Bedded Oxygenated Covid Care District Field Hospital in Toranagallu, Ballari, Karnataka. The Mega-Hospital was inaugurated virtually by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka Sh B. S. Yediyurappa in the presence of Shri Anand Singh, Minister for Infrastructure Development, Haj & Waft and Ballari District In-charge Minister, Govt of Karnataka; Shri Y Devendrappa, Member of Parliament, Ballari, Shri KC Kondaaiah Member of Legislative Council, Shri E Tukaram, Member of Legislative Assembly, Sandur, along with District Administration and JSW officials.
This is one of India’s biggest Covid-Care facilities with a dedicated 4.8 km oxygen pipeline originating from its steel factory and supplying medical oxygen directly to the hospital for treatment of ailing patients. This mega healthcare facility was constructed in a record period of 15 days. JSW Group has created this mega hospital in collaboration with the District Administration of Ballari and is dedicated to the nation and the people of Karnataka. This Mega-Hospital will be managed and administered by the Ballari District Administration.
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The Mega Covid-Care Hospital created by JSW is equipped with medical equipment for critical care, pharmacy as well as supported by kitchen and laundry services. The Ballari District Administration will be managing the hospital in multiple shifts with the help of 700 personnel across three shifts, comprising doctors/specialists, nurses, paramedics, supervisors, and non-medical staff.
In order to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply, JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works will supply 1200 Nm3/hr of oxygen to this mega-hospital. The hospital premises will be kept cool through 850 tons of air-conditioners installed across the premises with electrical substation. It also has an exhaust and air purifier system installed to maintain appropriate temperature range and air quality inside the premises. It will also have all necessary power and water supply to ensure smooth running and uninterrupted care to the patients.