In view of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC) established Covid Care Homes (CCH) at Bhubaneswar and in three regions at South Kaliapani, Gandhamardan and Daitari on 1 August 2020.
Each CCHs will be 20- bedded isolation facilities to accommodate COVID-19 suspect or positive cases.
The CCHs will be extension of the home isolation facility exclusively for OMC employees and its workers with asymptomatic and mild symptomatic cases.
In the second phase OMC will start the COVID Care Homes in four other location at Kurmitar in Koida region, Seremada in Barbil region, Bangur region and at Kodingamali in Raygada region.
Each region will be having 10-bedded facilities each.
Being a responsible Corporate, OMC had earlier donated Rs. 500 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in March.
This contribution was made to support the State Government’s efforts to control the COVID-19 Pandemic situation and to help those affected by the deadly Virus.
The State-owned entity, OMC during the time, also transferred Rs. 250 crores as the interim dividend for the Financial Year 2019-20.
On 26 March, OMC also signed tripartite agreement with Government of Odisha and KIMS to set up 500-bedded stand-alone Covid-19 Hospital.
Later, the Corporation funded to set up 10 stand-alone Covid-19 Hospitals in eight districts across the state.
OMC Managing Director R Vineel Krishna, who is also handling COVID-19 Management in Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) is in continuous connect with the District Collectors across the State and guiding them with professional advice, admits a senior District Magistrate.