Instant Report

Date: 09-Jan-2021

Telangana Gets 5 Medical Oxygen Manufacturing Plants Funded By PM CARES Trust

Telangana state has got 5 medical oxygen generating plants funded by Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistant and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Trust.

The main objective behind setting up of medical oxygen generating plants is to make sure that the government hospitals across the country do not face any shortage of oxygen during the severe healthcare emergency conditions like the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

In fact, the central government has entrusted the Central Medical Supply Store (CMSS), an autonomous body of the ministry of health and family welfare, to procure and set up the oxygen generating plants across the country. As part of the larger programme to set up the oxygen generating plants, the central government has decided to set up 162 such plants with a total oxygen generating capacity of 154.19 metric tons across 32 states and union territories in the country.

“For Telangana, we have got 5 medical oxygen generating plants sponsored and commissioned by the Central health ministry under the PM CARES fund. With this, the oxygen demand of the state which is very high will be largely met. Not only this, it will also strengthen our public health system in the long term,” informed Dr G Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health.

It is learnt that the overall project cost for setting up of 162 oxygen generating plants across the country is set to be Rs. 201.58 crore. Of this, Rs. 137.33 crore are spent for the supply and commissioning of the plants, while another Rs. 64.25 crore is spent towards the comprehensive annual maintenance contract.

Earlier last year during the initial breakout of the corona pandemic, almost all the hospitals across Telangana had faced acute shortage of oxygen. To meet the ever growing demand, the state government had struggled to set up oxygen generating facilities and made all efforts to meet the growing demand. However, realizing the hardships and problems faced in the hospitals during the corona pandemic, the central government’s initiative to set up oxygen generating plants across all the states in the country has been a welcome move as it will now help meet the growing demand for oxygen and overcome the shortages in all the government hospitals in the country.

“The Central government’s move to set up oxygen generating plants in the country is a welcome move. In fact is a step towards further improving the basic medical infrastructure facilities in all the hospitals which is very much necessary to save the lives of people in emergency,” observed the Public Health Director.

Date: 13-Jan-2021

Telangana Gets 5 Medical Oxygen Manufacturing Plants Funded By PM CARES Trust

Telangana state has got 5 medical oxygen generating plants funded by Prime Minister’s Citizens Assistant and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES) Trust.

The main objective behind setting up of medical oxygen generating plants is to make sure that the government hospitals across the country do not face any shortage of oxygen during the severe healthcare emergency conditions like the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

In fact, the central government has entrusted the Central Medical Supply Store (CMSS), an autonomous body of the ministry of health and family welfare, to procure and set up the oxygen generating plants across the country. As part of the larger programme to set up the oxygen generating plants, the central government has decided to set up 162 such plants with a total oxygen generating capacity of 154.19 metric tons across 32 states and union territories in the country.

“For Telangana, we have got 5 medical oxygen generating plants sponsored and commissioned by the Central health ministry under the PM CARES fund. With this, the oxygen demand of the state which is very high will be largely met. Not only this, it will also strengthen our public health system in the long term,” informed Dr G Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health.

It is learnt that the overall project cost for setting up of 162 oxygen generating plants across the country is set to be Rs. 201.58 crore. Of this, Rs. 137.33 crore are spent for the supply and commissioning of the plants, while another Rs. 64.25 crore is spent towards the comprehensive annual maintenance contract.

Earlier last year during the initial breakout of the corona pandemic, almost all the hospitals across Telangana had faced acute shortage of oxygen. To meet the ever growing demand, the state government had struggled to set up oxygen generating facilities and made all efforts to meet the growing demand. However, realizing the hardships and problems faced in the hospitals during the corona pandemic, the central government’s initiative to set up oxygen generating plants across all the states in the country has been a welcome move as it will now help meet the growing demand for oxygen and overcome the shortages in all the government hospitals in the country.

“The Central government’s move to set up oxygen generating plants in the country is a welcome move. In fact is a step towards further improving the basic medical infrastructure facilities in all the hospitals which is very much necessary to save the lives of people in emergency,” observed the Public Health Director.