Bhubaneswar: Showing commitment and solidarity with the home State in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic, National Aluminium Company Limited (Nalco) has come forward to fund an exclusive 200 beded COVID 19 hospital at Nabarangpur in Odisha.

A tripartite agreement in this context was signed by Nalco, district administration and Christian Hospital,Nabarangpur, here on Saturday.

The 200 beded hospital will have medical facilities exclusively for treatment of COVID 19 patients. Under this agreement a COVID 19 exclusive isolation facility care centre has been made at B.Ed college, Hirli, Nabarangpur. With the exclusive COVID 19 hospital being operational in the tribal dominated district of Nabarangpur, hopes are high that it will also be helpful for other adjoining southern districts Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri and Kalahandi.

Nalco CMD Sridhar Patra has said,” This time, the crisis is more challenging and of unprecedented scale, and we at NALCO reiterate our pledge to extend our whole hearted support in whatever ways we can.”

It may be noted that earlier, NALCO employees thehad contributed two days salaries amounting to Rs.5.2 crore which has been remitted to PM CARES Fund and Rs 2.6 crore to Odisha Chief Minister Relief Fund COVID-19 Fund.