GUWAHATI: State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday that apart from relief in kind, the oil sector in the State provided Rs 12 crore to the State Government for the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
On its part, OIL contributed Rs 5 crore to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund to combat COVID-19. The amount also includes voluntary contribution of one day's salary by the employees of the company to support the government in combating this crisis. The cheque was ceremoniously handed over to the Chief Minister of Assam by OIL CMD Sushil Chandra Mishra.
Help Received for Health Infrastructure in Assam During Covid
OIL has invested around Rs 52 crore (inclusive of Rs 5 crore to CM Relief Fund, Assam) towards augmentation of health infrastructure during the second wave of the pandemic as below:
- Supply of two Iced Line Refrigerator for storing vaccines.
- Supply of 35 deep freezers to for storing vaccines.
- Support to COVID Care Centre in Tinsukia District.
- Support in setting up of a 100-bed COVID Care Centre at Duliajan, Dibrugarh District.
- Financial support in setting up of a 300-bed COVID hospital by DRDO at Sarusajai Stadium, Lokhora, Guwahati.
- Financial support for installation of PSA oxygen plant in Goalpara Aspirational District.
- Placement of 40 KL Liquid Nitrogen tank at Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh.
- Support to Tengakhat Mahatma Gandhi Model Hospital, Dibrugarh.
- Supply of 500 oxygen concentrators.
- Supply of additional 1,000 oxygen concentrators at various locations in the country.
- Supply of 20 oxygen concentrators to Jodhpur (10) and Jaisalmer (10) district authorities in Rajasthan.
- Three oil free oxygen boosters for refilling oxygen cylinders at district hospital at Namsai, Changlang and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh.
- Supply and shipment of 3,000 oxygen cylinders in various locations in the country.
- Under CSR during the pandemic, project 'OIL Arogya', community awareness on health, hygiene & nutrition were carried out in rural areas along with distribution of masks, sanitizers and hygiene kits amongst the beneficiaries of Upper Assam, a press release said.