Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) on Saturday opened COVID Care Homes (CCH) set up in three regions of the capital city — South Kaliapani, Gandhamardan and Daitari.
Each CCH has 20-bedded isolation facilities to accommodate COVID-19 suspect or positive cases. The facilities will be an extension of home isolation exclusively for OMC employees and its workers with asymptomatic and mild symptomatic cases.
The second phase will see OMC starting COVID Care Homes at four other locations — Kurmitar in Koida region, Seremda in Barbil region, Bangur region and Kodingamali in Rayagada region. Each region will have 10-bedded facilities.
OMC had in March donated Rs 500 crores to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in the state government’s fight to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state-owned entity had also transferred Rs 250 crore as interim dividend for the financial year 2019-20.
On March 26, OMC had signed a tripartite agreement with Odisha government and KIMS to set up a 500-bedded standalone COVID-19 Hospital. Thereafter, the Corporation provided funds to set up 10 more exclusive COVID hospitals in eight districts across the state.