New Delhi, Apr 20: National Aluminum Company (NALCO) and Coal India subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) will fully fund two dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in Odisha. The two hospitals were inaugurated by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik along with Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi through video conferencing.
The hospitals started by state Government will be run with the help of different medical hospitals of the state. ''It is a matter of pride that PSUs of Coal and Mines Ministries have extended their best possible support to the State governments in fighting COVID-19. These hospitals with all corona-related facilities will be a great help to the people of Odisha,” Joshi said. NALCO will fund a 200-bedded hospital set up at Nabarangpur district of Odisha whereas MCL will fund the 150-bedded hospital started at Talcher in Angul district of the state.
MCL has also provided its medical college infrastructure for setting up the hospital.(UNI)