MOIL, a Schedule-A Miniratna Category-I CPSE under the Ministry of Steel, Government of India, and the largest producer of manganese ore in India, has taken a major initiative to set up Covid care facility in Madhya Pradesh, for the needy people, especially residing in the remote places.
Today, MOIL handed over 100 oxygenated beds in the first phase, which includes 70 beds at District Hospital Mandla and 30 beds at Sub District Hospital at Nainpur, District Mandla of Madhya Pradesh. This has been put up with an investment of over Rs. 1 crore and the inauguration was done virtually by Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh in the august presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Steel and Fagan Singh Kulaste, Hon’ble Minister of State for Steel. The inauguration function was also attended by Dr. Pradbhuram Choudhary, Minister of Health and Family Welfare M.P., Sampatiya Uike, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, and Dev Singh Saiyam, MLA, Mandla. Senior officials from Ministry of Steel and Mandla district also joined the function.
Under the able leadership of Hon’ble Steel Minister, infrastructure for this facility was made ready in a record time of less than a month, despite the area being a remote one and amidst Covid restrictions of second wave. The facilities put up include supply of oxygen through dedicated network of pipelines and jumbo oxygen containers, micro cylinders along with assured continuous supply of medical oxygen and allied facilities. Hon’ble Chief Minister, MP and Hon’ble Union Steel Minister, Govt. of India in their speeches appreciated the efforts put in by MOIL in these difficult times.
MOIL is also in advanced stage to provide another 250 oxygenated beds in Madhya Pradesh in the second phase, which will include districts of Balaghat (100 beds), Seoni (60 Beds), Nursighpur (40 Beds) and Dindori (50 Beds). The oxygenated beds will be commissioned shortly with an investment of around Rs. 2.65crore.
Mukund P Chaudhari, CMD, MOIL Limited, thanked Ministry of Steel and Madhya Pradesh State Government for their guidance and support extended towards achieving this COVID Care facility in rural areas where medical help was not so easy. Director (HR) Usha Singh gave vote of thanks and thanked all for the co-operation extended for making this CSR initiative come up in a short span of time.