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CM inaugurates oxygen Plants at Medical College Hamirpur and Chamba

Yadavindra S Rana | May 09, 2021 06:19 PM

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA)
Oxygen Plants at Dr Radhakrishanan Government Medical College Hamirpur and Pt.
Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College Chamba with capacity of 300 PLM and
400 PLM respectively virtually from Shimla on Sunday.
He said that both these oxygen plants would ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply to
the patients admitted in both these Medical Colleges. He said that the State Government has
taken up the matter of increasing the oxygen quota for the State from the existing 15 MT to
30 MT with the Union Government so as to meet the demand of the state. He said that the
Centre Government has already sanctioned 13 oxygen plants for the State. He said that out of
the seven plants sanctioned earlier, six plants have been established at Dharamshala, Mandi,
Shimla, Chamba, Nahan, Hamirpur and the one at Tanda would be completed soon.
Mr Thakur said that six Oxygen plants sanctioned for the State recently by the Union
Government would be set up at Civil Hospital Palampur in Kangra district, Zonal Hospital
Mandi, Civil Hospital Rohru and Civil Hospital Khaneri in Shimla district, Dr. Yashwant
Singh Parmar Government Medical College and Hospital Nahan in Sirmaur district and
Regional Hospital Solan.
Chief Minister said that the State Government has also taken up the matter of
providing 5000 D-Type and 3000 B-Type oxygen cylinders to the State so as to meet the ever
increasing demand of oxygen in the State and to maintain smooth supply chain of the oxygen.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the PSA plant at Hamirpur would ensure uninterrupted
oxygen supply to 30-bedded fully dedicated Covid ward established in Dr RKGMC Hamirpur
at a cost of about Rs 1  crore. He said that this ward has been set up in a record time of three
months and was supported by 300 LPM PSA plant to provide uninterrupted oxygen supply to
the patient care area. He said that oxygen facility has been provided to all the thirty Covid
beds and twenty ventilators have been set up for the sick patients. The ward will have six ICU
beds, four HDU beds, one OT (operation theatre), Labour room and twenty oxygen supported
beds to provide intensive care services to Covid sick patients round the clock, he added. 
He also stated 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 to
cater to the medical emergency.  He said that these plants would provide 24 hour pure oxygen
to the patients.
Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur appreciated
the steps taken by the State Government to ensure smooth supply of oxygen to Covid-19
patients in the State. He said that the Centre Government was also providing all possible help
to the State to fight this pandemic. He also urged the people of the State to strictly follow the
SOPs and Guidelines of the State Government issued from time to time.
MLA Hamirpur Narender Thakur and MLA Chamba Pawan Nayar also shared their
views on the occasion and thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating these Oxygen plants in
their areas.

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