Coal India announced Rs 35 crore for setting up 25 oxygen plants across 22 hospitals for supplying the life-saving gas amid the COVID-19 infections. These oxygen plants will be set up in Coal India own hospital and the four districts where its subsidiaries support the hospitals. "Responding to the oxygen need and to scale up its availability we are installing O2 plants on a war footing. All CIL owned five plants will be installed before July, in a phase-wise manner, beginning from the first week of June. Plants supported by CIL at district hospitals are expected to be completed by August," the company said.
The company has spent half of the CSR fund which is Rs 264 crore on the COVID related reliefs. Along with this, CIL is also contributing to provide the ventilators in Jharkhand and Bihar and the Bengal Police hospitals. In this time of the pandemic, CIL hospitals have 2324 oxygen cylinders and 237 ventilators to use in their hospitals.