Assam: OIL Hospital in Duliajan on war footing against COVID pandemic

OIL has directed its hospital under the OIL Medical department to fight the COVID pandemic on a war footing scale. 


Avik Chakraborty


OIL India Hospital in Duliajan is playing an active role in tackling the COVID crisis in the region by setting up dedicated vaccination centres and ramping up the health infrastructure.

OIL has directed its hospital under the OIL Medical department to fight the COVID pandemic on a war footing scale. 

"OIL hospital has dedicated COVID-19 Testing Centres, COVID Care Centre, Quarantine Centres, 24x7 OIL COVID-19 Helpline and regular vaccination drives as per the Government directives to keep a check on the spread of the infections in Duliajan and nearby areas," a press statement issued by OIL stated.

As COVID-19 cases are expected to increase in Duliajan and its nearby areas, OIL hospital has stepped up its COVID-19 testing facility at OIL Hospital Duliajan to handle the increasing number of cases being reported.

"As of May 31 2021, the OIL Hospital testing centre at Duliajan has conducted over 2800 tests approximately with an average of 100 tests per day. Likewise, during the first wave, OIL Hospital had set up a dedicated Covid Care Centre (CCC) with a team of doctors, nurses, paramedics and sanitation workers which is functioning 21 May 2021," the statement stated.

The centre has a capacity of 40 beds, of which 25 beds are equipped with an oxygen facility on a 24x7 basis. The CCC also provides the necessary treatment to COVID-19 patients having mild to moderate symptoms. 

Currently, the centre has about 40 COVID patients undergoing treatments under the supervision of a team of doctors, nurses and paramedics, the release stated.

Apart from the CCC, OIL has also earmarked a quarantine centre at its South Bank campus for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients.

The company has directed its employees who have tested positive for COVID to remain under home isolation in the company provided accommodation/residence subject to fulfilling certain criteria for home isolation.

In line with the directives issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), OIL has initiated the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Duliajan from February 5, 2021.

The vaccination drive in Duliajan was started with the immunisation of healthcare and frontline workers of OIL hospital as per the guidelines of the MoH&FW. 

Subsequently, OIL Hospital took the mammoth mission of vaccinating all the officers, employees and contractual workers of OIL FHQ Duliajan and other offices in Moran and Digboi. The company has completed the process of vaccinating the staff, the release mentioned.

It is worth mentioning that the vaccination drive started by OIL Hospital has received a tremendous response from the local population and they have come in large numbers for the inoculation.

"To meet the rising demand for COVID-19 vaccination, OIL hospital Duliajan set up vaccination centre for the age group of 18-44 years at Rotary Club premises, Duliajan as per government guidelines. OIL Hospital, Duliajan in collaboration with Rotary Club has also planned to vaccinate approximately 30 persons with disabilities on June 02, 2021," the statement said.

As of May 31, 2021, OIL Hospital, Duliajan has successfully vaccinated over 14,135 beneficiaries (First Dose:10568, Second dose:3567).  

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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