Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated a 500-bedded COVID-19 care centre named Guru Teg Bahadur Sanjeevani Hospital in Panipat on Sunday. Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister of Petroleum, was also present on the occasion.
पानीपत में आज केन्द्रीय मंत्री श्री धर्मेन्द्र प्रधान जी की उपस्थिति में गुरु तेग बहादुर संजीवनी अस्पताल नाम से देश का पहला ऐसा 500 बेड का कोविड अस्पताल लोगों को समर्पित कर दिया है, जहां पाइपलाइन के माध्यम से कोरोना मरीजों तक सीधे ऑक्सीजन पहुंचेगी।#HaryanaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/sDhLMgaNYE
— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) May 16, 2021
The temporary COVID Hospital – Guru Tegh Bahadur Sanjivani COVID Hospital – has been built with the aid of Indian Oil. The company will be supplying gaseous oxygen to the facility.
The official statement said, This hospital has been constructed by Haryana Government with the support of Indian Oil. Indian Oil Corporation Limited will be supplying gaseous oxygen for the same. The temporary COVID Hospital near the refinery in Panipat has been named Guru Tegh Bahadur Sanjivani COVID Hospital.
Pradhan said, “Indian Oil Corp Ltd is supplying 15MT of gaseous Oxygen to the GTB Sanjeevani Hospital through a steel pipeline connected to the MEG plant of Panipat refinery free of cost. Each of the 500 beds at the temporary facility will be connected to the Oxygen supply”.
12. IOCL has commenced supply of 15 ton per day gaseous oxygen to the 500-bedded jumbo Covid care facility at Panipat. CPCL Chennai & HMEL Bathinda are in the process of facilitating 200 and 100 beds with continuous supply of gaseous oxygen at Chennai & Bathinda respectively. pic.twitter.com/OBZNCGSXzu
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) May 16, 2021
The state has also reported cases of black fungus, which has also been declared as a notified disease in Haryana. State Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted on Saturday, “Black Fungus declared Notified Disease in Haryana. Now Doctors will report to CMOs of the District of any Black Fungus case detected. Post Graduate Institute Rohtak Senior Doctors will conduct a video conference with all Doctors of the State dealing Corona about its treatment”.
It has been reported that this disease (Black Fungus) is caused by the steroid administered in the treatment of COVID-19 infection.
According to the state health bulletin, the state reported 9676 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours on Saturday, making 6,85,312 the total tally of cases. The total number of deaths recorded in the state is 6,546.