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, 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” said Poonamben Maadam, Member of Parliament of 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.
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