The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) under the Ministry of Labour and Employment has installed oxygen generation plants at two hospitals in the Delhi NCR area. A 440 LPM capacity plant has been installed at the ESIC Hospital and Medical College in Faridabad, while another plant of 220 LPM capacity was commissioned at ESIC Hospital in Jhilmil, New Delhi. This will enable these hospitals to augment the availability of their ICU and Ventilator beds, the Ministry of Labour & Employment said.
The corporation is “actively” helping fight the battle against Covid-19 by “quickly” converting its 30 hospitals all over the country into Covid Dedicated facilities. These hospitals have around 4200 beds, including 300 ICU beds and 250 ventilator beds. The facility has been made available to all citizens of the country. A dashboard has also been started to facilitate beneficiaries to know about the availability of beds in these hospitals, it added.
Union Minister of State (I/c) Santosh Gangwar has congratulated the doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff of ESIC Hospitals for achieving this feat. He has expressed hope that they will keep their morale high during this pandemic, and keep serving humanity with dedication.