During the peak of the second wave of coronavirus in April and May, India reported a severe medical oxygen supply crisis.
Since independence, until the past eight months the country had only 19,000 ventilators and depended on imports.
On March 28, last year, the Centre had set up the PM CARES Fund with the primary objective to deal with any kind of emergency situation like the one currently posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
His petition also sought a direction to furnish the details about PM Cares Funds allocated and progress made towards COVID-19 relief and the status of the sanctioned projects.
Fadnavis said that Maharashtra has got nearly 5,000 ventilators through PM CARES fund and many of them were kept packed for nearly four months.
This system was developed by drdo'S Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory, Bengaluru, for soldiers posted at extreme high-altitude areas.
Addressing a press conference here, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi alleged that the Delhi government did not increase the number of ICU beds either.
Chief Medical Superintendent Dr Alok Kumar Sharma said that last year, the medical college had got 96 ventilators under the PM-CARES Fund, and in all there are 114 ventilators available.
The PMO said in a statement that the oxygen concentrators and the new PSA plants will greatly augment the supply of oxygen near the demand clusters.
Each such plant can cater to 190 patients at a flow rate of 5 LPM and charge 195 cylinders per day.
The Dalai Lama said that he has been "following the continuing challenge that the COVID-19 pandemic has been posing across the world, including in India, with concern".
Dalai Lama announced to make a contribution to the PM-CARES Fund to strengthen India's fight against the alarming COVID-19 surge.
The site readiness of these hospitals was delayed by the Delhi government despite weekly reviews with them since November 2020, they claimed.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked the Centre for the step, and said that the move will prove to be a milestone regarding uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen.
These dedicated plants will be established in identified government hospitals in district headquarters in various states and UTs, and their procurement will be done through Health ministry.