ANANTAPUR: A temporary 500-bed hospital will soon be set up near Arjas Steel Plant in Tadipathri mandal to meet the emergency needs of Covid-19 patients from Rayalaseema region. The beds would have oxygen supply and ventilators and the plant with an active oxygen plant can meet oxygen demand considerably in these critical times.
Patients from Anantapur, Kadapa and Kurnool districts and also from nearby areas in Karnataka can make use of the medical facility.
The decision to set up the temporary hospital was taken in view of difficulties in transport of oxygen to hospitals located far away. District Collector Gandham Chandrudu said the hospital would be set up in 5 acres of land. The oxygen being produced in the steel plant would help save many lives as it can be swiftly supplied to the hospital.
A team of representatives led by Minister Shankara Narayana, Anantapur MP Talari Rangaiah, Tadipathri MLA K. Pedda Reddy inspected the proposed site on Saturday. The steel factory director, Jayaprakash Devaraj, briefed them on production of oxygen and agreed to cooperate with the district administration and supply oxygen in needed quantities to the hospital.
Minister Shankara Narayana said the government was firm that no death should occur due to Covid-19 and for want of oxygen. He hoped the temporary hospital would meet the needs of Rayalaseema....