Dedicated to Assam: A 120 bed NRL COVID-19 care facility that has 20 ICU beds

New Delhi/Jorhat: Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has dedicated a full-fledged 120 bed COVID Care hospital with a 20 bed ICU facility at Jorhat Medical College & Hospital as a part of its continued support to the government of Assam in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility is expected to contribute to 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's Managing Director (MD) SK Barua and Member of Parliament (MP) Lok Sabha Topon Kumar Gogoi in the distinguished presence; MP (Rajya Sabha) of 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 bedside trolley, locker, wheelchair etc.

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The project was completed on a war footing by a task force deputed from NRL with unstinted support from Jorhat District Authority and the Department of Health Services, Govt of 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 a duty room for doctors and COVID wards.

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