New Delhi. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today virtually inaugurated two PSA plants at Sir Takhtasinhji hospital, Bhavnagar which in turn would ensure no shortage of oxygen in the hospital for next 20 years .
Along with 2 Oxygen Generation plant of 1000 LPM capacity each, copper piping network and associated facilities like fire fighting system and automatic oxygen source changeover system were also inaugurated, an official release said.
“This facility is dedicated to the people of Bhavnagar. Similar such facilities inaugurated recently would help the country in times of crisis,” said Mansukh Mandaviya, Health Minister.
Reiterating Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for the country, Mansukh Mandaviya said that the country is working in the spirit of Lok-Bhagidari through a “whole of society” approach to keep the country safe from COVID.
Union Health Minister noted the cooperation people showed during lockdowns in maintaining COVID Appropriate Behaviour and social distancing norms to beat the first COVID-19 wave.
“It is an evidence of sheer cooperation among different stakeholders from both public and private sector that we ramped up our oxygen capacity that was mere 4000 MT (metric tonne) to more than 12,000 MT in a short span of time’, the release quoted Health Minister as saying.
Deendayal Port Trust through its Corporate Social Responsibility has installed the two Medical Oxygen PSA units at Sir Takhtsinhji Hospital, Bhavnagar, run by Govt. of Gujarat, at the total cost of Rs. 2.53 crores.