Visakhapatnam: 1,000-bed to come up for covid facility in Steel Township.


VISAKHAPATNAM: Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) is putting together its internal resources to set up a 1,000-bed facility for Covid-19 patients at Steel Township in Kurmannapalem.

According to VSP sources, a review meeting was held by Union steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan during which he directed the steel plant to make efforts to accommodate a thousand patients in the facility.


Work on setting up beds at the Covid-19 facility is going on in full swing at the utility equipment repair shop inside the plant. All necessary material procurement and arrangements to facilitate the clinical delivery of medical oxygen near patients’ beds are being expedited.

In a first step towards setting up the facility, the Gurajada Kalakshetram, the popular function hall in the steel township, is being transformed into a Covid Care Centre. Further, in a phased manner, various community halls and public halls or spaces would be converted into hospital wards for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. All wards of Visakha Steel General Hospital that have more than 110 beds are being converted into Covid-19 wards, except one for emergency non-Covid-19 cases, steel plant authorities announced.

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