As part of its commitment to support the Rajasthan government in the fight against Covid-19, Vedanta on Friday announced the set- up of a 100-bed field hospital in Barmer, Rajasthan. The 100-bed state-of-the-art air-conditioned hospital, which has been established in the Senior Secondary Government School in Barmer, was inaugurated by Shri Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
A joint initiative of Cairn Oil & Gas, Vedanta and District Administration of Barmer, the field hospital hosts 90 beds with oxygen support and 10 beds with ventilator support for critical patients. It is equipped with world-class technologies and ensures strict adherence to safety.
To arrest air transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, HEPA filters have been used in the field hospital. This technology combats the spread of airborne bacterial and viral organisms while filtering the air to 99.99% purity. In addition, overall safety and hygiene are being monitored with provisions for dedicated PPE changing stations, adequate number of fire extinguishers, CCTV cameras, continuous power supply through DG sets, oxygen supply through medical pipelines and centrally monitored ICU facilities. The medical facility will be available to all residents of Barmer and its adjoining districts.
Vedanta Cares, an initiative of the Anil Agarwal Foundation, is setting up 10 Covid Care hospitals with 1,000 critical care bedsthat are coming up across Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu.
In fact, Rajasthan is among the few states where Vedanta is setting up two field hospitals for catering to Covid patients. In addition to Barmer, there will be a Vedanta Cares Hospital in Dariba, which is in the final stages of completion.
Recognising the efforts of Vedanta Ltd., Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Ashok Gehlot, said, “I appreciate the active support that Vedanta Ltd. has been providing. Given today’s difficult circumstances, active collaboration between the private and public sector is the need of the hour. I thank the people of Rajasthan for their continuous cooperation and resilience in our fight against the second wave of COVID-19. With the strong possibility of a third wave, we will need to keep vigil and avoid complacency. Facilities like these will surely assist us in championing the fight against COVID-19.”