MCL CMD BN Shukla who was diagnosed as COVID positive with mild symptoms has fully recovered and is back from a COVID Hospital in Bhubanswar recently. He was on a visit to Delhi a fortnight ago where he had a meeting and was diagnosed as COVID positive upon return.
On a doctor’s advice, he was transferred to a COVID dedicated facility where he was discharged from on 26th October. He has praised the central government and well as the state government for their efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country. He was all praise for the doctors and medical staff for treating each patient with care and understanding their needs at all times.
“Hats-off to the visionary approach of the Government of India and perspicacious planning and its execution on ground by the Odisha administration, which have resulted in containing the pandemic in the state to a great extent”, said BN Shukla, CMD MCL.
Odisha government was swift in building a backbone structure in the state to fight against COVID-19, complementing the central initiatives to curb the menace. Getting all stakeholders, including the public sector and private sector, involved efficiently resulted in Odisha being one of the states having the lowest mortality rate and highest recovery rate of COVID19 patients.
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), has partnered with Odisha in the fight against COVID19. The company joined hands with state government and a private healthcare service provider to set-up two dedicated Covid-19 Hospitals (of level-3), one each in Talcher (150 bed) and Bhubaneswar (525 beds), with a total 31 beds in intensive care units (ICU). Besides, 50 bedded Covid Care Centre (CCC-Level-2) had been set-up in Jharsuguda district while a 20 bedded CCC in Sundargarh, 15 bedded in Angul and 50 bedded facility in Sambalpur districts.
Besides spreading awareness against the pandemic, MCL has spent over Rs 50 crore for different COVID mitigation measures like distribution of masks, soaps, handwash, sanitisers etc till September 30, 2020.