JSW dedicates new 300-Bed Covid Health Centre to the people of Karnataka
JSW Foundation, the social development arm of US$ 13 billion, JSW Group, has opened a new 300-bedded dedicated Covid Health Centre in Toranagallu, Ballari District of Karnataka. This newly built Covid-Health centre is a joint
JSW Foundation, the social development arm of US$ 13 billion, JSW Group, has opened a new 300-bedded dedicated Covid Health Centre in Toranagallu, Ballari District of Karnataka. This newly built Covid-Health centre is a joint initiative of the JSW Foundation and the Ballari District Administration. This health facility has been constructed in a record time of one week and dedicated to the people of Karnataka. The Covid Health Center will be managed and administered by the District Administration of Ballari.
According to Mrs Sangita Jindal, Chairperson of JSW Foundation “While the entire human race has been fighting its toughest battle against the global Covid-19 pandemic, we have also realised that no pandemic can defeat the spirit of human solidarity, perseverance and courage. JSW has always been at the forefront in contributing to the community in this hour of national crisis. The new 300-bedded Covid Health Centre and all our other efforts are mere gratitude to the community we live in. We are grateful to the District Administration of Ballari for this meaningful collaboration. JSW stands in solidarity with the nation and pledges its support to the Central and State Governments in providing healthcare support to those affected by the ongoing pandemic.”
Speaking at the Covid-Health Centre opening event, Mr PK Murugan, President of JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, stated: “This is a humble effort by JSW Foundation to ensure that the people in our community get quick and convenient access to essential medical treatment. We are thankful to the Ballari District Administration for this partnership. This facility, erected merely in a week’s time, shall aid the State government’s efforts to provide much-needed care to critically ailing patients. We will continue to work with the State and support the local district administrations to keep the communities safe as we strive to overcome the multiple waves of this pandemic.”
This 24×7 covid-Health facility is fully air-conditioned and equipped with all the essential medical facilities and paramedical staff along with provision for free medicines and three meals for the patients to be treated here. In this Dedicated Covid Health Centre, the District Administration, Ballari will provide five doctors and 30 nurses to take care of the patients. All patients will be given a non-returnable “Welcome Kit” at the time of admission, comprising a bedsheet with pillow cover, bathing towel, toothpaste, toothbrush, bathing & washing soaps, hair comb and hand sanitiser. Apart from medical facilities, this Covid Health facility will also keep patients engaged and cheerful.
In the past, JSW Group established a 1000-bedded oxygenated Covid Care District Field Hospital in Toranagallu following the strong emergence of second-wave. Recently, JSW Foundation, in collaboration with Narayana Health of Dr Devi Shetty fame, has also set up a 100 bed ICU ward at Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre in Narayana Health City, Bangalore.
About JSW Foundation: JSW Foundation is the social development arm of the US$ 13 billion JSW Group, one of India’s leading business houses. It has a long track record and a rich legacy of empowering rural communities to enrich their lives for the last three decades. The Foundation’s focus areas are Education, Health & Nutrition, Skill Development, Rural BPO, Environment & Water, Sports and Art & Heritage. Through a strong field presence, it operates across 22 rural locations in 11 Indian States with priority on communities around JSW’s plant & port locations. JSW Foundation also reaches out to communities beyond these locations to contribute to India’s social development in a meaningful way. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation supported various communities & families by providing food and healthcare facilities across all these locations. JSW Foundation’s holistic life-cycle based interventions have positively impacted more than a million underprivileged people across India. It operates two multi-speciality hospitals in Karnataka & Maharashtra with an outpatient potential of 100,000 annually. Its educational interventions have positively impacted more than 130,000 under-privileged children in rural locations while its Agriculture, Women SHG & Rural BPO initiatives have created new livelihood sources for more than 16,000 farmers and 10,000 rural women. The Foundation has provided access to sanitation by constructing more than 7500 community toilets in rural villages. It has also helped more than 200,000 needy individuals access Government welfare schemes. JSW Foundation’s work in Art & Heritage is focussed on restoring India’s monuments such as Chandramauleshwar Temple in Hampi, Kenneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue in Mumbai among others. These restorations have been recognized globally and won prestigious international awards.