Ordnance Factory Board earmarks 285 beds for COVID-19 isolation wards

Team India Sentinels Wednesday 25th of March 2020 04:49 PM

New Delhi: Defence Public Sector Unit (DPSU) Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on Wednesday said it has designated 285 beds for isolation wards in handling Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Forty beds have been earmarked in hospitals at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, thirty beds each at Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore, Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Kanpur, Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, 25 beds at Ordnance Factory Ambernath and twenty beds each at Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi and Ordnance Factory Medak, an official said.

Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are working relentlessly to contribute to the nation’s fight against Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

OFB is Setting up these Isolation wards and corresponding number of beds in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the Ministry of Defence said.

The OFB is also making preparations to produce personal protection equipment and face masks to meet the requirements in coordination with HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), a PSU under MoHFW.

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