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Indore: City becoming self-sufficient in medical oxygen

09:52 PM Jun 18, 2021 | Staff Reporter

Indore: Indore, which had faced a huge shortage of oxygen during the second wave of Covid-19, is soon going to become self-sufficient in medical oxygen.

“As many as 40 hospitals are setting up oxygen generation plants whose capacity is going to be 65 metric tonne. Plus, the production capacity of ASU and Mittal Plant at Pithampur is 40 metric tonne. Put together, we can get 105 metric tonne of oxygen, in the time of need,” collector Manish Singh said.

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He stated that government and private hospitals which are setting up oxygen plants have been told to complete the work fast. He stated that the construction work of oxygen plants in 6 hospitals has been completed.

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Singh has constituted a committee that will give a push to speed up the construction of oxygen plants.

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The committed spearheaded by additional collector Abhay Arvind Bedekar has chief medical and health officer BS Setya as member secretary and Dr Nishant Khare, Madhu Verma, Indian Medical Association Indore president Satish Joshi and Nursing Home Association’s Dr Sunil Banthia as members.

The committee will be able to get the necessary information from the hospital managements regarding the action taken for the establishment of oxygen plants. The representatives of the agencies which have been given work orders for the installation of oxygen plants by the hospitals will be called for monitoring along with people from the hospital management.

The committee has been asked to convene a meeting of all the concerned hospitals every week and do monitoring. There is a provision to provide 50 percent capital subsidy by the state government in setting up a private plant.

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