The NTPC Bongaigaon COVID Care Centre has become operational on Wednesday.

The COVID Care Centre has been set up in association with Apollo Telehealth Services.

NTPC, a Maharatna PSU under Union power ministry, continues its fight towards COVID19 and the dedicated team of power professionals are leaving no stone unturned to control the disease from spreading.

“Continuing its effort against COVID19, NTPC Bongaigaon Medical Cell today made the NTPC Bongaigaon COVID Care Centre operational in association with Apollo Telehealth Services,” the Union power ministry said in a statement.

The COVID Care Centre was inaugurated on Tuesday by the chief general manager (CGM) of NTPC, Subrata Mandal and inspected the facilities available in the centre.

“The centre incorporates state-of-art technology to manage COVID cases at remote locations,” the ministry stated.

It also said the COVID Care Centre is equipped with 10 COVID beds.

Each of the COVID is equipped with a multipara monitor for continuous monitoring of temperature, SPO2, heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate, the ministry added.

“One e-ICU which is equipped with invasive ventilators, multichannel bedside monitor, webcam and LED television connected to Apollo, Chennai for real time monitoring of critically ill patients are also being installed in the centre,” it said.

Besides 2 BiPAP machines for non-invasive ventilation, 7 oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders for oxygen support, point-of-care diagnostics for assessment of d-dimer, troponin, CRP, ABG and ECG, 2 cart on wheels for easy accessibility of emergency medicines and equipment such as pulse oximeter, IR thermometers, etc. makes the centre well equipped to deal with any kind of exigency, it said.

“Besides 2 kiosks for sample collection, 6 doctors and 10 nurses will be providing round the clock services to the patients,” the Union power ministry statement further said.

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