POWERGRID PROVIDES CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Posted On: 29 MAY 2021, Delhi
Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), is proactively working towards supporting and contributing in India’s fight against COVID-19 by extending help to various states across the country.
Through its dedicated effort of contributing towards better healthcare facilities, POWERGRID has provided Cold Chain equipment (181 Ice Lined Refrigerators & 130 Deep Freezers) costing around ₹2.66 crore to the states of Punjab, Sikkim, Mizoram and UT of Ladakh under CSR.
Two Insulated Vans have also been provided for facilitating COVID-19 vaccination drive in remote areas of Leh, Ladakh. For oxygen support, POWERGRID is going to establish Oxygen Generation Plants at Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurugram (Haryana) having capacity of 2 x 50 Nm3 per hour and at Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) having capacity of 50 Nm3 per hour.
Adopting a holistic approach to confront the pandemic, a catheterisation laboratory is being set up to diagnose and treat cardiac issues by Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai through financial assistance provided by POWERGRID which will benefit the people of Tamil Nadu.
POWERGRID as a responsible corporate citizen, has been regularly investing in an array of healthcare projects, believing in its philosophy of giving back to the society through establishment of Vishram Sadans (rest house for patients and their caretakers), augmentation of Cancer Care facilities in Mumbai and Guwahati, providing ALS Ambulances and backing several key interventions in hospitals/PHC’s/SHC’s etc. across the nation.