Not taking foot off the pedal for oxygen delivery: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia

  The Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy of Delhi helps the government in 
setting up oxygen plants to avoid any future crisis. 

Published: 07th October 2021 08:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2021 08:16 AM   |  A+A-

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Medical Oxygen Production Promotion Policy of Delhi helps the government in  setting up oxygen plants to avoid any future crisis.

"Despite a sharp drop in the rate of COVID-19 infection in the city, the Kejriwal government is working on war footing to strengthen the health infrastructure in view of the potential threat of the pandemic. The AAP is making the government hospitals self-sufficient to prevent any oxygen crisis in the future," said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia who inaugurated one PSA oxygen plant at Dr Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan in East Delhi.

Sisodia said that the city witnessed an overwhelming demand for oxygen during the second wave of COVID-19. On many such occasions, the hospitals faced shortage in supply of oxygen. To avoid such situation in future, the government is making hospitals self-sufficient to provide with the oxygen needs.

According to Health Minister Satyendar Jain, 27 oxygen plants of 31 metric ton capacity and two cryogenic oxygen refilling plants of 12 metric ton capacity have been established across government hospitals in the city.

Under the policy, several incentives are provided to the private sector in the field of setting up oxygen production plants, storage facilities and oxygen tankers. This policy will help in improving the availability of oxygen, which became a major constraint in handling the previous pandemic.

"Government is taking complete precaution regarding COVID-19 with festive season coming ahead. It has already put the Graded Response System in the public domain," said Jain. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has allowed Ram Lila events to be held but with very strict protocols. The public celebration of Chatt Puja has already been banned.  

  • 27 PSA oxygen generation plants in hospitals

  • 31 metric Tonnes of the life-saving gas generated per day

  • 3 PSA oxygen Generating plants at Lok Nayak Hospital with 3.2 metric tons capacity

  • 1.80 MT Capacity PSA plant of 1.80 MT at Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital

  • Steps taken to increase the number of hospital beds to accommodate up to 37,000 cases

  • 7,000 ICU beds added at government health care facilities

  • 10,000 ICU beds in the national capital


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