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Vedanta CSR: Hindustan Zinc sets up field hospital in Rajasthan

The field hospital raised by Vedanta group firm Hindustan Zinc is situated in DAV School playground at Dariba, Rajasthan where world-class technology has been adopted ensuring strict adherence to safety, the company said

COVID-19: Vedanta group firm Hindustan Zinc sets up field hospital in Rajasthan as part of CSR initiative (File Image)
COVID-19: Vedanta group firm Hindustan Zinc sets up field hospital in Rajasthan as part of CSR initiative (File Image)

New Delhi: (Vedanta CSR news) Mining major Vedanta on Friday said its group firm Hindustan Zinc has set up a 100-bed fully-equipped COVID care field hospital at Rajsamand, in Rajasthan. The company said it firmly supports the Rajasthan government in its efforts to provide priority medical care to COVID-affected people.

"In the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, India's leading metals and oil and gas company, Vedanta, through its flagship company Hindustan Zinc and as part of Anil Agarwal Foundation Initiative has inaugurated state-of-the-art fully equipped COVID care field hospital at Dariba, Rajsamand (Rajasthan)," Hindustan Zinc said in a statement.

The 8000-square-meter hospital has an air-conditioning dome based on German technology with a capacity of 100 beds including 20 ICU beds to treat patients and provide them with essential COVID treatment and medical facilities.

The field hospital is situated in Hindustan Zinc's DAV School playground at Dariba where world-class technology has been adopted ensuring strict adherence to safety.

"COVID-19 has affected the lives of millions across the country and we at Vedanta Group continue to stand united with the nation in these unprecedented times."

"With the strong probability of 3rd wave of the pandemic, our state-of-the-art COVID field hospital in Rajsamand ensures support in providing medical care to ailing patients in Rajasthan," Sunil Duggal, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Vedanta said. The field hospital has adopted the latest world-class technologies and it ensures strict adherence to safety and COVID guidelines. Facilities like ventilator support and oxygen beds are provided at utmost efficiency to ensure the best medical treatment for the COVID patients, the statement said.

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"This state-of-the-art fully-equipped 100-bed field hospital is one of our consistent efforts to support and strengthen the medical infrastructure for extending quality medical care to the community in the COVID-19 pandemic."

"I am very hopeful that it will bring relief to all COVID patients. This hospital is a result of the day and night hard work of our brilliant team of officers on-ground who made this a reality in a short time. This well-equipped infrastructure will also help the state to be fully ready to face a possible 3rd wave of the COVID pandemic," Hindustan Zinc CEO Arun Misra said.

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