NEW DELHI: The Centre on Sunday cleared the allocation of funds for set up of 551 devoted Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generation plants to be set up inside public well being amenities across the nation. The funds will come through PM Cares.
This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s route to increase the supply of oxygen to hospitals amid a surge in Covid instances within the nation as India battles an oxygen disaster.
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The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in a press release mentioned that PM Cares Fund has given in-precept approval for allocation of funds for set up of these oxygen plants.
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As per the route of PM Modi these plants ought to be made useful as quickly as potential. They will function a serious increase to oxygen availability on the district degree, the PMO assertion added.
“These dedicated plants will be established in identified Government hospitals in district headquarters in various sates and Union territories. The procurement will be done through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,” PMO added.
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The PM Cares Fund had earlier this yr allotted R .201.58 crores for the set up of extra 162 devoted Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Medical Oxygen Generation Plants inside public well being amenities within the nation.
The goals to additional strengthen the general public well being system and be sure that every of these hospitals has a captive oxygen generation facility.
“Such an in-house captive oxygen generation facility would address the day to day medical oxygen needs of these hospitals and the district. In addition, the liquid medical oxygen (LMO) would serve as a “top up” to the captive oxygen generation,” the PMO mentioned.
Such a system will be sure that authorities hospitals within the districts don’t face sudden disruption of oxygen provides and have entry to enough uninterrupted oxygen provide to handle the Covid-19 sufferers and different sufferers needing such assist.
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