Covid-19 | Govt. to procure 1 lakh portable oxygen concentrators from PM Cares Fund
Along with this, 500 PSA vegetation can be added to be used in district headquarters and tier-2 cities.
The authorities will procure one lakh portable oxygen concentrators and set up 500 extra stress swing adsorption oxygen vegetation from the PM Cares Fund, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Wednesday, asserting it will assist enhance entry to oxygen, particularly in district headquarters and tier-2 cities.
The PMO mentioned in a press release that the oxygen concentrators and the brand new PSA vegetation will significantly increase the availability of oxygen close to the demand clusters.
The determination was taken at a high-level assembly chaired by Mr. Modi to talk about the measures wanted to enhance the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen for COVID-19 administration.
Mr. Modi has directed that these oxygen concentrators must be procured on the earliest and offered in States with excessive case burden, the assertion mentioned.
The 500 new PSA oxygen vegetation sanctioned below PM Cares Fund are as well as to the sooner sanctioned 713 PSA vegetation below this fund, the assertion added.
Mr. Modi tweeted: (*1*) These 500 PSA vegetation can be established with the switch of the indigenous expertise developed by DRDO and CSIR to the home producers.
Establishing PSA vegetation and procurement of portable oxygen concentrators will significantly increase the availability of oxygen close to the demand clusters, thereby addressing the present logistical challenges in transporting oxygen from vegetation to hospitals, the assertion mentioned.
The demand for life-saving gasoline has elevated with the surge within the COVID instances with a number of hospitals sensing out SOS for its provide. Several deaths have additionally been reported due to lack of oxygen provide in hospitals.