Gujarat gets a 280-litre oxygen plant in Gandhinagar's Kolvada Ayurvedic Hospital
Bengaluru: As India battles the second wave of the pandemic, it is also ramping up the production of oxygen and its medical infrastructure.
Gujarat, one of the worst-affected states, got a 280-litre oxygen plant in Gandhinagar's Kolvada Ayurvedic Hospital. It was inaugurated by Union home affairs minister Amit Shah. He added that the stat is set to get 11 all-new PSA oxygen plants in a short while.
Shah stated further that the new PSA plants have already been sanctioned by the Centre and will begin oxygen production soon. He also said that a 1,200-bed hospital with 600 ICU beds will be available in Gujarat soon. The facility is being built by Tata Sons and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Economic Times added.
Along with this, a 900-bed hospital for COVID-19 patients is also operational at the Gujarat University Convention Centre.
Gandhinagar is the constituency of Amit Shah.
On the occasion, state's deputy CM Nitin Patel also said, "Expanding the medical facilities in the constituency, Amitbhai has set an example of an ideal MP."
IAF, Railways and DRDO pitch in:
While the country fights the pandemic as one, the Indian Air Force, railways and DRDO are doing their best to help out the civilians.
Indian Railways has created what’s called Oxygen Express, which helps transportation of oxygen to all parts of the country.
The air force has also pressed its aircraft to help in oxygen supply.
On the other hand, DRDO has also built hospitals in Lucknow and other places. The organisation has also transferred oxygen creation technology. This technology, Onboard Oxygen Generation System, is used to create oxygen on the Light Combat Aircraft.
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Last Updated Apr 25, 2021, 12:13 PM IST