Shimla May 09 (QNN)
Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister inaugurated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Oxygen Plants at Dr Radhakrishanan Government Medical College Hamirpur and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College Chamba virtually from Shimla today. The plant at Chamba has a capacity of 400 PLM while Hamirpur plant has a capacity of 300 PLM.
CM said that both these oxygen plants would ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply to the patients admitted in these Medical Colleges. He said that the State Government had taken up the matter of increasing the oxygen quota for the State from 15 MT to 30 MT with the Union Government to meet the demand of the state.
He said that the Centre Government has sanctioned 13 oxygen plants for the State. He said that out of the seven plants, six plants were established at Dharamshala, Mandi, Shimla, Chamba, Nahan, Hamirpur and the one at Tanda would be completed soon.
CM Jai Ram Thakur said that six Oxygen plants sanctioned for the State by centre would be set up at Civil Hospital Palampur, Zonal Hospital Mandi, Civil Hospital Rohru and Civil Hospital Khaneri, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar Government Medical College and Hospital Nahan and Regional Hospital Solan.
Chief Minister said that the State Government had also requested for providing 5000 D-Type and 3000 B-Type oxygen cylinders to the State to meet increasing demand of oxygen in the State and to maintain smooth supply chain of the oxygen.
Chief Minister jai Ram Thakur said that the oxygen Plant at Chamba would go a long way in facilitating the people of the Chamba district as it takes two days to lift oxygen cylinders from Mandi in medical emergency. He said that these plants would provide 24 hour pure oxygen to the patients.
Anurag Singh Thakur Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs appreciated the steps taken by the State Government to ensure smooth supply of oxygen to Covid-19 patients in the State. MLA Hamirpur Narender Thakur and MLA Chamba Pawan Nayar also thanked Chief Minister for these Oxygen plants in their area.