BHUBANESWAR, OCT 7, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated 35 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants in different States and the Union Territories, in an event held at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. These include four plants in Odisha.
IndianOil has installed and commissioned these four PSA oxygen plants at Sub-divisional Hospital at Talcher in Angul district, District Headquarters Hospital at Puri, Vikash Multi Specialty Hospital at Bargarh and District Headquarters Hospital at Sambalpur.
In Odisha, all concerned senior officials from IndianOil along with paramedical staff, doctors and nurses from these four hospitals took part in the ceremony in virtual mode.
For Odisha, the Centre has sanctioned 75 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) per day under the PM CARES. Out of which, 71 MT of LMO have already been commissioned by IndianOil.
These oxygen plants have been established under the PM CARES fund. Till now, a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded under PM CARES across the country. More than 1100 out of 1,224 such plants have been commissioned.
After witnessing acute shortage of medical oxygen in different hospitals across the country during the second wave of Covid-19, the government had decided to commission a PSA oxygen plant in each district of the country.