JSW Group opens 1,000-bed oxygenat Hospital in Toranagallu, Ballari district in Karnataka

JSW Group, launched a 1,000-bedded oxygenated Covid Care District Field Hospital in Toranagallu, Ballari, Karnataka. This is one of India’s biggest Covid-care facilities with a dedicated 4.8 km oxygen pipeline originating from its steel factory and supplying medical oxygen directly to the hospital for treatment of ailing patients. The facility was constructed in a record period of 15 days. 


In order to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply, JSW Steel Vijayanagar works will supply 1,200 Nm3/hr of oxygen to this mega-hospital. The hospital premises will be kept cool through 850 tons of air-conditioners installed across the premises with electrical substation. It also has an exhaust and air purifier system installed to maintain appropriate temperature range and air quality inside the premises. It will also have all necessary power and water supply to ensure smooth running and uninterrupted care to the patients. 


The Group has developed the hospital in collaboration with the district administration of Ballari. Now the hospital will be managed and administered by the Ballari district administration with the help of 700 personnel across three shifts, comprising doctors/specialists, nurses, paramedics, supervisors, and non-medical staff. The mega-hospital was inaugurated virtually by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in the presence of Anand Singh, minister for infrastructure development, Haj & Waft and Ballari District In-charge Minister, Government of Karnataka; Ballari, Shri E Tukaram, Member of Legislative Assembly, Sandur, along with district administration and JSW officials. Sajjan Jindal, chairman, JSW Group acknowledged the support and of the chief minister, senior ministers of Karnataka, members of the state and district administration and paid his gratitude to doctors, nurses and Covid warriors. 


At this alarming and decisive juncture of human survival, JSW would like to do everything in its humble capacity for the service of mankind. We have created this field hospital to ensure direct oxygen supply from plant to patient, he added. Commenting on the newly opened medical facility, Sangita Jindal, chairperson, JSW Foundation said, “Given the chronic need of medical facilities, bed requirements and oxygen supply, we quickly swung into action and decided to establish this jumbo 1,000-bedded oxygenated Covid-Care Field Hospital next to our steel factory at Ballari in Karnataka.” According to Dr Vinod Nowal, deputy managing director of JSW Steel Ltd, “This mega Covid care facility is equipped with all necessary medical facilities for treating patients from North Karnataka and neighbouring districts of Andhra Pradesh.”