Prime Minister Modi dedicated 35 oxygen production plants across the country, including Tamil Nadu, under the PM Cares Fund on Thursday.
Patients in most hospitals experienced respiratory problems during the second wave of corona spread. At that time there was a heavy shortage of oxygen and artificial respiration facilities.
The Union Department of Health has ordered the installation of liquid oxygen cylinders and oxygen production stations in all government medical college hospitals to alleviate oxygen deficiency.
Following this, 11 thousand kiloliters of liquid oxygen cylinder was installed at Ramanathapuram Government Medical College Hospital.
An oxygen production plant has been set up at the Ramanathapuram Government Hospital on behalf of the Defense Research and Development Organisation to produce one thousand litres of oxygen per minute at a cost of several lakhs of rupees.
In addition, an oxygen production plant has been set up at the Paramakudi Government Taluk Hospital.The oxygen production plant has been set up at a cost of Rs 95 lakhs.
Oxygen production plants have also been set up at Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital in Chennai, and government hospitals in Coimbatore, Theni and Periyakulam as well.Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated these 6 oxygen production plants to the nation through video conferencing.
He also inaugurated the 35 new Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants established in various states and Union Territories under the PM Cares Fund at the Rishikesh AIIMS Hospital in Uttarakhand.Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian attended the inauguration ceremony of the oxygen production plants in Tamil Nadu.