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OFB earmarks 285 beds for COVID-19 isolation wards

Earmarking beds for isolation wards has been done by Chairman OFB as per Ministry of health's instructions in the Cabinet Secretary's meeting on Tuesday
Kolkata: Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has designated 285 beds for isolation wards in handling Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Forty beds have been earmarked in hospitals at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, thirty beds each at Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore, Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, 25 beds at Ordnance Factory Ambernath and twenty beds each at Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi and Ordnance Factory Medak. Setting up of Isolation ward and a corresponding number of beds in OFB hospitals. This has been done by Chairman OFB as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) instructions in the Cabinet Secretary's meeting on Tuesday. The OFB is also trying to produce personal protection equipment and face masks as per pilot order quantity placed by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), a PSU under MoHFW.
Forty beds have been earmarked in hospitals at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, thirty beds each at Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore, Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, 25 beds at Ordnance Factory Ambernath and twenty beds each at Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi and Ordnance Factory Medak

About OFB

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is the industrial organisation functioning under the aegis of Department of Defence Production of Ministry of Defence. OFB is engaged in research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a comprehensive product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems. The defence production PSU comprises forty-one ordnance factories, nine training institutes, three regional marketing centres and four regional controllers of safety, which are spread all across the country. Every year, 18 March is celebrated as the Ordnance Factory Day in India.