According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the plants will be established in identified government hospitals and the procurement will be done through ministry of health and family welfare.

Amid several states facing shortage of medical oxygen which was caused due to surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases across the country, the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) gave approval for allocation of funds from PM CARES for installation of 551 dedicated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generation plants inside public health facilities in the country. PMO also directed that these plants should made operational as soon as possible as they will act as a major boost to oxygen availability at the district level.

Oxygen is an important element used in the treatment of certain medical conditions which arise due to the Covid-19 infection.

According to the statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the plants will be established in identified government hospitals and the procurement will be done through ministry of health and family welfare.

“The basic aim behind establishing PSA oxygen generation plants at government hospitals in the district headquarters is to further strengthen the public health system and ensure that each 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,” the statement said.

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