The oxygen storage facility created by the government at a cost of Rs 40 lakh in the Government Erode Medical College Hospital at Perundurai last year has now become a boon to save many lives now as the hospital was upgraded exclusively for corona treatment in the district.
It is functioning as Corona Special Hospital having 500 beds. Thus, those who come here for corona treatment are able to get proper treatment without oxygen deficiency.
When the corona spread last year, the medical department felt the need for oxygen cylinders and made a request to the government.
In this connection, Perundurai MLA Toppu Venkatachalam talked to the Ministry of Health and got Rs 40 lakh worth of oxygen cylinders storage facility.
Currently these oxygen cylinders are helping to keep a large number of corona patients alive, sources said.