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Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates 200 oxygenated bed COVID Hospital at BPCL’s Bina refinery

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New Delhi: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan have inaugurated a temporary COVID Hospital on Saturday at BPCL's Bina Refinery in Sagar district of the state. The 200 Oxygenated bed jumbo COVID-19 care facility that has come up near BPCL’s Bina refinery is getting Oxygen from Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL), a 100 percent subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).

A vaccination centre was also inaugurated on this occasion which is being set up by BORL for providing vaccination to all frontline workers and their families without any cost. BORL has taken the initiative of providing vaccination to all contract workers working in the refinery and front line workers.

Both the dignitaries also laid the foundation stone for oxygen bottling and refilling plant. The plant will have the capacity to bottle about 2,000 oxygen cylinders per day and will cater to the oxygen requirement of surrounding district hospitals.

Speaking on the occasion, Pradhan said that the Bina refinery will support the hospital by diverting 10 ton per day of gaseous oxygen of 90 percent purity and supplying 4 lakh litres of drinking water per day. Lauding BPCL’s efforts, he said that the Bina refinery is committed to strengthening the overall preparedness of the hospital for combating COVID-19 effectively.

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Congratulating the Chief Minister and his team for the COVID management model in the state for controlling the pandemic, Pradhan said that in 50 districts of MP, the positivity rate has fallen below 1 percent. Calling the COVID-19 pandemic a once-in-a-century crisis, he said that the government is making relentless efforts to fight against the second surge of COVID-19 and save lives under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that vaccination is the best option to protect from COVID-19, and also prevent its third wave in the country. The 'Free Vaccine for All' campaign will be launched from June 21. He said that there will no shortage of vaccines in the country.

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