Requirement for oxygen for Covid-19 patients goes up, 38 oxygen generation plants coming up in Rajasthan | Jaipur News


JAIPUR: With more Covid-19 patients getting admitted to hospitals complaining shortness in breathing and requiring oxygen support, the state government is setting up 38 oxygen generation plants in hospitals attached to government medical colleges and district hospital.
Among 38 oxygen generation plants, 17 will have the capacity of filling 90 oxygen cylinders daily, while 14 have the capacity of producing 35 to 40 cylinders daily and seven will have the capacity of producing 24 cylinders daily.
Establishing more oxygen plants is a part of measures taken by the state government for strengthening of healthcare facilities for Covid-19 patients across the state for ensuring that patients gets proper treatment in their districts and do not require to shift them to Jaipur or any other major cities of the state.
“We have seen a lot of patients are taken to Jaipur and Kota for Covid-19 treatment. Since these two districts are already witnessing spike in cases, there is need to strengthening healthcare services, not only in Jaipur but also in different districts,” said a health department official.
In Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh hospital, two oxygen generation plants have already been installed, while the third is under installation. A health department official said, “Apart from SMS hospital, at RUHS hospital too, one oxygen generation plant has been sanctioned and the technical evaluation for it was done on Sunday.”
In Barmer, the civil work for the oxygen generation was is under process. Besides, at lot many place, the administration and financial sanctions have been done and the work for installation will be done by National Health Mission at Bhilwara, Pali and Churu.
Besides, in district hospitals of Beawar, Kekri, Banswara, Dausa, Sriganganagar, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Kotputli, Tonk, Nagaur, Jhunjhunu, Sawai Madhopur, Bundi, Baran, Dholpur, Karauli, Pratapgarh, Sirohi, Jaisalmer, Jalore and Hanumangarh, the work for setting up oxygen generation plant has been started except at district hospital of Hanumangarh and at Beawar, the oxygen plant has already started functioning. Besides, the work for other plants is expected to be completed within one month and at some other places even in less than one month.

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