Steel Authority of India (SAIL) is planning to set up jumbo medical facilities of about 2500 beds with the support of gaseous oxygen (GOX) for Covid treatment in addition to the facilities currently available at SAIL’s five integrated steel plants at Bhilai (Chattisgarh), Bokaro (Jharkhand), Rourkela (Odisha), Durgapur and Burnpur (West Bengal).
These jumbo facilities are being planned outside the existing hospital facilities and shall have oxygen support through a dedicated gas line drawn directly from the steel plants instead of extracting gaseous oxygen from liquid medical oxygen as is being done in the own hospitals of SAIL currently. At the suggestion of Government of India, SAIL shall use Gaseous Oxygen directly as an additional source of oxygen as the demand for liquid medical oxygen is high currently.
SAIL is India’s largest steel producing company. The company is among the five Maharatnas of the country’s Central Public Sector Enterprises. The company has five integrated steel plants, three special plants, and one subsidiary in different parts of the country.