Bengaluru: Under the PMCARES Fund, the Centre has allocated funds to install 551 PSA Oxygen Generation Plants in public health facilities. 

This will boost the availability of medical oxygen to hospitals.  

The Prime Minister has directed that these plants should be made functional as soon as possible to boost oxygen supply at the district level. These dedicated plants will be established in identified government hospitals in district headquarters in various states and Union territories. The procurement will be done through the ministry of health and family welfare.

Union home minister Amit Shah has expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for allocating the funds. 

It might be recalled that earlier this year, the PM-CARES Fund had allocated Rs 201.58 crores for the installation of additional 162 PSA Medical Oxygen Generation Plants inside public health facilities.

Such an in-house captive oxygen generation facility would address the day-to-day medical oxygen needs of these hospitals and the district. In addition, the liquid medical oxygen (LMO) would serve as a “top-up” to the captive oxygen generation. Such a system will go a long way in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of oxygen in hospitals at district headquarters, Republic TV reports.