The APMSIDC is now aiming to bring the oxygen generation plants into operation at other regions by the end of November.
"The Centre has set up 1,151 oxygen generation plants across the country. So far, 90 crore people have been administered with Covid vaccine," the Prime Minister said.
It may be recalled that due to huge numbers of railway employees getting affected during the peak of the COVID outbreak, the 50-bed hospital had an acute shortage of medical oxygen
With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA oxygen plants, the PMO has said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate the 1,000 LPM capacity oxygen plant at New Government General Hospital (GGH) in the city on Thursday.
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that of the planned oxygen plants to be installed in hospitals, 1,595 or about 47% have already been commissioned.
The data was shared during a recent meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which devises COVID-19 management policies for the capital.
Taking stock of the Covid situation in the State at a meeting, the Chief Minister wanted officials to lay emphasis on the use of medicines, which yield better results with fewer side effects.
Proposals to establish 10 additional oxygen plants of 7,400 LPM capacity ready, private hospitals to get ten plants, too.
It Minister KT Rama Rao inaugurated an oxygen plant, donated by Tech Mahindra Group, at St Theresa’s Hospital in Sanath Nagar on Monday.
The Director of Health had given September 1 as the deadline for the same.
This apart, tanks have been erected at Guntur GGH and Tenali hospitals to store the liquid oxygen.
The committee, whose suggestions were presented in the National Council for Clinical Establishments recently, has also recommended converting one third of all hospital beds into oxygen-supported beds.
It may be noted the Centre has directed the State government to establish oxygen plants in all GGHs of the State.
Telangana government in its new rules mandated that any hospital in the state with more than 100 beds have a Pressure Swing Adsorption plant of a certain capacity.