OFB Earmarks 285 Beds for Covid-19 Isolation Wards

Achievement, Defence Industry

New Delhi: With a view to helping the government to tackle the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has designated 285 beds for isolation wards handling the cases.

Forty beds have been earmarked in hospitals at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, 30 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 20 beds each at Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi and Ordnance Factory Medak.

Setting up of isolation ward and corresponding number of beds in OFB hospitals. This has been done by Chairman OFB as per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) instructions in the Cabinet Secretary’s meeting on March 24.

The OFB is also trying to produce personal protection equipment and face masks as per pilot order quantity placed by HLL Lifecare Limited (formerly Hindustan Latex Limited), a PSU under MoHFW.

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