New Delhi, April 28
The authorities will procure one lakh portable oxygen concentrators and set up 500 more strain swing adsorption oxygen plants from the PM Cares Fund, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Wednesday, asserting this can assist enhance entry to oxygen, particularly in district headquarters and tier-2 cities.
The PMO stated in an announcement that the oxygen concentrators and the brand new PSA plants will drastically increase the availability of oxygen close to the demand clusters.
The determination was taken at a high-level assembly chaired by Modi to talk about 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 stated.
The 500 new PSA oxygen plants sanctioned beneath PM Cares Fund are as well as to the sooner sanctioned 713 PSA plants beneath this fund, the assertion added.
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These 500 PSA plants might 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 drastically 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 stated.
The demand for life-saving fuel has elevated with the surge within the COVID circumstances with a number of hospitals sending out SOS for its provide. Several deaths have additionally been reported due to lack of oxygen provide in hospitals. PTI