The PMO mentioned in a press release that the oxygen concentrators and the brand new PSA plants will significantly increase the availability of oxygen close to the demand clusters.
The choice was taken at a high-level assembly chaired by Modi to focus on the measures wanted to enhance the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen for COVID-19 administration.
Modi has directed that these oxygen concentrators ought to be procured on the earliest and supplied in states with excessive case burden, the assertion mentioned.
The 500 new PSA oxygen plants sanctioned underneath PM Cares Fund are as well as to the sooner sanctioned 713 PSA plants underneath this fund, the assertion added.
Modi tweeted, “1 lakh portable oxygen concentrators will be procured, 500 more PSA oxygen plants sanctioned from PM-CARES. This will improve access to oxygen, especially in district HQs and Tier-2 cities.”
These 500 PSA plants can be established with the switch of the indigenous know-how developed by DRDO and CSIR to the home producers.
Establishing PSA plants and procurement of portable oxygen concentrators will significantly increase the availability of oxygen close to the demand clusters, thereby addressing the present logistical challenges in transporting oxygen from plants to hospitals, the assertion mentioned.
The demand for life-saving fuel has elevated with the surge within the COVID circumstances with a number of hospitals sensing out SOS for its provide. Several deaths have additionally been reported due to lack of oxygen provide in hospitals.
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