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3,600+ oxygen plants planned for supply boost

The Times of India logo The Times of India 17-09-2021
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NEW DELHI: As part of preparations to meet any surge in demand of medical oxygen, around 3,631 PSA (Pressure Swing Absorption) oxygen plants have been started in the country to make available more than 4,500 MT of medical oxygen, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said.

Currently, 1,595 of these plants have been commissioned and are providing 2088 MT of oxygen to patients in the hospitals. Of these, 731 plants have been commissioned under central resources, whereas 864 are funded by states and other resources like Corporate Social Responsibility.

Of the total 3631 planned PSA plants, 1,491 are being commissioned through central resources. They will make available more than 2,220 MT of medical oxygen. Besides, 2,140 plants are being made through states and other resources to make available 2,289 MT of oxygen.

The government has asked states to ensure preparedness to tackle any surge in cases.

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