KHAMBALIYA (Gujarat): Essar said it had set up an exclusive 100-bed Covid care centre at Devbhumi Dwarka district of Gujarat duly equipped with oxygen support and it will be operated by the Khambaliya Civil Hospital.
The 100-bed centre, located at Kajurda village at Khambaliya, was virtually inaugurated by honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijaybhai Rupani while Member of Parliament of Jamnagar Mrs. Poonamben Maadam chaired the proceedings at the centre.
The centre is equipped with oxygen support which will has become critical during the second wave of COVID in the nation. It houses 40 rooms with double occupancy and 20 rooms of single occupancy to cater to the medical needs of the people. The centre will also take care of housekeeping and healthy diet arrangements for the patients admitted in the facility. The centre is also equipped with an administration hub for the hospital staff.
The centre has been jointly set up by Essar companies – Essar Ports Ltd and Essar Power Ltd and will be scaled up as required. Last year, Essar had extended support to the people of the region through various initiatives which acted as welcome relief amidst Pandemic.
“Essar has a very close association with the people of Gujarat and has always been indebted to them for their undeterred support towards its growth, over past five decades. This centre is an effort from our side to provide timely medical care to the people of Gujrat and support the government’s endeavors to fight this pandemic. I would like to assure and thank Rupani saheb, Poonamben and entire district administration for all their efforts in addressing the pandemic and wish everyone in Gujarat remains healthy and safe.” said Prashant Ruia, Director, Essar Capital.
Last year Essar had provided two million meals and 1.55 lakh medical supplies as part of Essar Foundation’s Covid19 initiatives across the country.
“In the fight against Corona pandemic, Essar has started 100-bed Covid Care Center with oxygen facilities to save human lives. This centre is a blessing in the crisis time for the people of Devbhoomi Dwarka District. Under the guidance of District administration and State Government, Covid care center will provide all types of treatment and meals to the patients, which will benefit the people of the district. Arrangements have been made by the government for all staff, including doctors, so this will be one of the best treatment centres. Congratulations to Essar and thank you very much for starting Covid care center for the best treatment in my parliamentary constituency,” said Smt. Poonamben Maadam, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Jamnagar.
A massive rise in infections in the second wave of the dreaded C-19 pandemic has hospitals in several states reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds. Local administrations are filled with SOS calls with people looking for oxygen cylinders, hospital beds, plasma donors and ventilators.
This centre would cater to the surrounding villages of Devbhumi Dwarka district which are witnessing a rise in C-19 infections, and provide the required support to the Authorities in addressing the situation.
Over the last 50 years, Essar has worked closely with the communities residing in the vicinity of its operations. Since 2011, Essar Foundation has carried on the philanthropic work in a cohesive, programmatic manner. Its activities are inspired by the concept of shared value whereby Essar strives to build an inclusive environment for the communities that it impacts through its business operations in the sectors of Energy, Infrastructure, Metals & Mining, Services, and Technology.
Working in collaboration with non-profits and the local administrations, the Foundation today reaches out to 500,000 people across 500 villages in eight Indian states in the areas of Women’s Empowerment, Livelihoods & Entrepreneurship, Education, Environment Conservation, and Healthcare & Sanitation.