BPCL’s Bina refinery is setting up a 200-bed covid hospital; set up an oxygen bottling and filling plant

Bombay: Bharat Oman Refineries Limited (BORL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-run Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, has set up a 200-bed nursing hospital in Bina, Madhya Pradesh, the company announced today .

The company will also install an oxygen bottling and filling plant adjacent to the refinery. The plant will have the capacity to bottle approximately 25 tonnes per day of oxygen (2000 oxygen cylinders / day) and will meet the oxygen needs of the surrounding district hospitals.

BORL also today launched a covid-19 vaccination camp for neighboring villages as well as vaccination of all contract workers working in the refinery and frontline workers.

The company incurs an expenditure of approximately 9 crore on these initiatives which include installing an oxygen pipeline, relocating oxygen compressors from Durgapur and Baroda to deliver oxygen to the hospital.

The total cost to BORL of setting up a facility to supply oxygen to the hospital and the oxygen bottling plant would be approximately 17 Crores in addition to recurring expenses of approximately 2 crores per month, the company said.

The government of Madhya Pradesh, in agreement with the Indian government, has launched an initiative to use oxygen produced by industries for medical purposes.

“The Madhya Pradesh state administration came up with the innovative idea to build a hospital adjacent to the BORL refinery where oxygen is produced at a 90% concentration,” the company said in a statement.

The Madhya Pradesh state government has also offered to install bottling and filling pants next to the refinery to meet the oxygen needs of surrounding district hospitals.

The refinery installs four compressors, four manifolds and associated pipelines and equipment at a cost of 8.76 crores for the same. The state administration is engaged in the construction of the hospital and other associated works and BORL is committed to ensuring the oxygen supply to the hospital.

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