Tata Steel today announced plans to set up set an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at its Chromite Mine Hospital at Sukinda and deploy a critical care ambulance at Sukinda valley in Odisha’s Jajpur district.

This will be the first ICU in Jajpur district and is being set up at a cost of Rs 45 lakh. The critical care ambulance will cost another Rs 27 lakh.

Both the facilities are expected to be commissioned by March 2013, a company release said.

Annually, more than 150 critical cases of cardiac failure, respiratory failure, Multi Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS), poly trauma, head & chest injury from the Tata Steel colony at Sukinda, other mines in the vicinity and neighbouring villages come to Sukinda Chromite Mine Hospital.

These cases are often referred to hospitals in Cuttack or Bhubaneswar.

The ICU is especially designed and equipped. It will have trained staff who will take care of critically injured or critically ill patients suffering from severe complications.