Secretary of energy department and chief managing director of Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited Sanjeev Hans issued instructions on Monday for uninterrupted power supply to all hospitals and healthcare centres. Hans asked the officials to ensure that power supply is restored to healthcare facilities within 15 minutes in case of power outage.
Hans issued the directions while reviewing the preparedness of the department with officials of the power companies of the energy department for tackling situation arising out of second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
Apart from 24×7 uninterrupted power supply to hospitals and Covid care centres, Hans asked the officials to ensure new power connections on priority basis to intending oxygen plants. He also issued instructions for uninterrupted power supply to all important establishments and institutions involved in Covid care works.
Hans also issued instructions for vaccination of all employees of energy department at the earliest. He said energy department staff are working as Covid frontline workers as they are going out in the field to ensure smooth power supply despite the fear of getting infected.