Coronavirus: Defence PSUs, OFB join in to fight against COVID-19 outbreak in India

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) of Ministry of Defence (MoD) pitched in to shore up the national fight against the coronavirus the ministry said in a official statement.

The OFB has planned for 280 isolation beds across 10 hospitals spread over six states, located at Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore (West Bangal), Gun and Shell Factory Cossipore (West Bangal), Ammunition Factory Khadki (Maharashtra), Ordnance Factory Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Ordnance Factory Khamaria, Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi (Tamil Nadu) and Ordnance Factory Medak (Telangana).

The number of confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in India crossed 3,300 on Sunday with recorded 75 deaths, the government data said on Saturday.

As per data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 266 people have been cured of the disease and discharged.

Bengaluru’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) also got isolation ward facility with three beds in the Intensive Care Unit and 30 beds in wards.

In addition to this, a building having 30 rooms was readied. In all, 93 persons can be accommodated at HAL facility.

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