MOIL to develop COVID Care Centres in Madhya Pradesh Pradhan

    Bhopal, May 9 (PTI) MOIL Limited, a government-owned
manganese ore mining company, will develop COVID Care Centres
in five districts of Madhya Pradesh, Union minister Dharmendra
Pradhan said on Sunday.
    He also said that an oxygen bottling plant of 25
metric tonnes (MT) will be set up at Bharat Oman Refineries
Limited (BORL) in Bina of Sagar district.
    The Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister said this
during a meeting with the officials along with Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Madhya Pradesh state secretariat here
on Sunday.
    MOIL Limited will set up COVID Care Centres with all
facilities in Mandla, Dindori, Balaghat, Seoni and Narsinghpur
districts. These centres will be equipped with oxygen
concentrators and ventilators, Pradhan said.
    As part of this, there will be 100-bed centres in
Balaghat and Dindori each, a 50-bed centre at Dindori, a 60-
bed centre in Seoni and a 40-bed centre in Narsinghpur, he
said, adding that 50 ventilators will be available at these
facilities with oxygen line to every bed.
    Pradhan, a Rajya Sabha member, said that 11 PSA oxygen
plants will also be set up in the state.
    These plants will come up in Dewas, Dhar, Mandla,
Hoshangabad, Panna, Damoh, Chhatarpur, Sidhi, Bhind, Rajgarh
and Shajapur districts.
    Some of these plants will be completed by May end and
remaining by June, he said.
    Additional cryogenic oxygen tankers will also be
provided to the state, he said.
    An oxygen bottling plant of 25 MT will also be set up
in BORL plant in Bina of Sagar district.
    The testing and commissioning work of two oxygen
plants of 91 MT each is underway at BORL.
    Earlier in the day, Pradhan and Chouhan visited the
site of a 1000-bed temporary COVID Care facility coming up
near BORL plant in Bina.
    The DRDO has been assisting in the development of this
    Pradhan also launched "registration of doctors as
volunteer" app in which the doctors can register themselves
for serving as doctors. PTI ADU

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