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Rs 75 crore for oxygen lines, other corona works

The Health Department has sanctioned Rs 75.28 crore for oxygen pipelines and other works as Covid cases has seen a surge.

Published: 25th June 2020 06:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2020 06:56 AM   |  A+A-

Representational image of a quarantine centre

Representational image of a quarantine centre (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Health Department has sanctioned Rs 75.28 crore for oxygen pipelines and other works as Covid cases has seen a surge. The works will be carried out in four phases. In phase I, oxygen pipelines will be laid where ever it is not available for more than 200 beds in hospitals under Directorate of Medical Education (DME) and Directorate of Medical Services (DMS) hospitals.

In the second phase, 100 to 200 beds will be covered in hospitals under DMS hospitals. In the third phase, 30 to 100 beds will be covered in hospitals under DMS and Directorate of Public Health institutions. In the fourth phase, laundry and others services will be strengthened. Also, King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Covid testing lab urgent repair works will be carried out.

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