Set up Oxygen plants soon: PM directs officials

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Interaction with NE CMs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review ramping up of oxygen supply across the country and directed the officials to set up oxygen plants at the earliest and work closely with the state governments for the same.

Officials briefed PM about the progress on the installation of PSA Oxygen plants across the country.

During the meeting, Prime Minister was apprised that more than 1500 PSA Oxygen plants are coming up across the nation which includes contributions from PM CARES as well as various ministries & PSUs.

PSA Oxygen plants contributed by PM CARES are coming up in all states and districts of the country.

PM was informed that once all PSA Oxygen plants coming up through PM CARES would be functional, they would support more than 4 lakh oxygenated beds.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Secretary Health, Secretary MoHUA and other important officials.

PM instructed the officials to ensure that these plants are made functional at the earliest and to work closely with the state governments for the same.

The officers apprised the PM that they are in regular touch with officers from state governments regarding fast-tracking the oxygen plants.

PM asked officials to ensure there is adequate training of hospital staff on the operation and maintenance of oxygen plants.

He also directed officials to ensure that each district has trained personnel available.

The officials informed him that there is a training module prepared by experts and they are targeting the training of around 8000 people across the country.

“We should deploy advanced technology like IoT to track performance and functioning of these oxygen plants at a local and national level,” the PM said.

Officials apprised the PM about a pilot being done using IoT for monitoring the performance of the oxygen plants.