As India passes 20 million cases of COVID-19, OP Jindal Modern School operated by Jindal Stainless in Hisar will be converted into an emergency COVID hospital. The proposed 500-bed facility will be equipped with 50 ICU beds. This decision was taken today by the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, in consultation with Jindal Stainless management during a visit last week to the Jindal Stainless manufacturing facility to review the oxygen supply situation.
The Chief Minister has instructed officials to complete the necessary process as soon as possible in view the increasing cases of corona virus in the state of Haryana.
"“We are always guided by the philosophy of our founder Shri OP Jindal to serve mankind with humility. Citizens of Hisar are like an extended family to us and in this hour of crisis, we are ready to help the people of Hisar in every possible way."Abhyuday Jindal, managing director of Jindal Stainless.
Abhyuday Jindal, managing director of Jindal Stainless, who was present on the occasion assured all possible co-operation to the state government. “We are always guided by the philosophy of our founder Shri OP Jindal to serve mankind with humility. Citizens of Hisar are like an extended family to us and in this hour of crisis, we are ready to help the people of Hisar in every possible way. With this COVID facility, we hope to serve the needy people in and around Hisar. Our oxygen facility in Hisar is continuously feeding oxygen in and around Hisar hospitals and will also feed the oxygen to this new facility. With a country-first motto in mind, we are ready to supply more oxygen to hospitals even if this is at the expense of the production."
In view of the pandemic, Jindal’s oxygen plant at its Hisar facility is running up to a capacity of 150%. The plant has increased its oxygen production capacity to 7.5Mt - 8Mt per day, up from 6Mt per day.
Jindal Stainless has produced 2,170 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen in a year and supplied it to various hospitals in the region. The company has been supplying oxygen to the Jindal Institute of Medical Sciences in Hisar, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College in Agroha, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences in Mullana. The balance is being supplied to cylinder re-fillers.
Jindal Stainless recently began supplying medical facilities including the Medanta, Gurgaon, and Moolchand hospitals in Delhi.