Indore: Five of 32 oxygen plants already installed, district to get 51 MT oxygen from these plants

12:13 AM Jun 10, 2021 | Staff Reporter

Indore: Of the 32 oxygen plants to be set up in hospitals of the district, 5 have been already been installed, while the process of installing the remaining 27 plants is underway. These 32 plants will generate 51 MT of oxygen.

This was informed at a meeting called to review the preparation for a possible third wave of Corona. For effective implementation of the action plan prepared for corona management, MP Shankar Lalwani on
Wednesday took a meeting of all government and private doctors of the district along with collector Manish Singh. Member of the state disaster management committee, Dr Nishant Khare. additional collector
Abhay Bedekar, dean of MGM College Dr Sanjay Dixit, CMHO Dr BS Saitya, civil surgeon Dr Santosh Verma and doctors of all government and private hospitals were present in the meeting.

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MP Lalwani said that oxygen plants are being set up in private hospitals of the district for the continuous supply of oxygen. Paediatric intensive care units are being also being built for the possible third wave of corona.
Collector Singh informed that an action plan has been prepared to set up oxygen plants in 32 hospitals of the district. So far, oxygen plants have been set up in 5 hospitals and the rest will be set up soon. These plants will produce 51 51 metric tonnes of oxygen.


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Collector Singh informed that dedicated Covid hospitals are being built for women and children to be prepared for the possible third wave of corona, under which MTH, PC Sethi and Hukumchand hospitals are being prepared for the treatment of corona infected pregnant women and children. He informed that paediatric intensive care unit and NICU units are being prepared in the district, under which efforts are being made to increase the bed capacity to 672 beds in government hospitals and up to 1000 beds in private hospitals.

He directed the representatives of all government and private hospitals to prepare a list of human resources and medical equipment required for paediatric care in their hospitals and sends them to CMHO as soon as possible.

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Training to stop wastage of Oxygen

Dr Nishant Khare, member of state disaster management committee said that in the hospitals where oxygen plants are being set up, a training session on best practices would be organised with experts for zero wastage of oxygen. Similarly, for paediatric treatment also, necessary training will be provided to all the hospitals by master trainers.
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