April 11, 2020 : Orissa Government has opened a number of hospitals and medical facilities spread across the state in different districts which are functional as Covid 19 hospitals and isolation facilities in order to fight Covid 19 pandemic. One such notified 120 bedded hospital, Salandi hospital, is identified to be operational at Bhadrak. NTPC, as its Corporate partner , is extending help to Govt.of Orissa in this endeavor in the form of extending financial assistance for the establishment, operation and management of Salandi hospital, Bhadrak to function as Covid Care Centre.
NTPC’s has committed for compensating and reimbursing maximum an amount of Rs 35.00 lakhs per month towards the cost of rental charge of the hospital, lodging and boarding of medical and paramedical staff engaged in the hospital and other miscellaneousexpenditure for proper and smooth running of the Covid 19 Care Centre.The financial assistance is being made for a period of 3 months with a total financial implication of Rs 1.05 Crores for running and maintenance of Covid Care Centre.
In addition, in Sundergarh District, a 200 bed NTPC Medical College cum hospital has already been handed over which shall also start functioning as Covid Care Centre cum Isolation ward for Corona virus infected patients.
NTPC is having three power plants at Kaniha, Thermal (Angul)and Darlipalli (Sundergarh).All the units are continuously helping contract workers and people of the surrounding locality in terms of providing food material and masks, sanitization of locality etc.