Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (October 7) will inaugurate 35 oxygen generation plants resulting in the establishment of at least one such plant in every district in India.
The Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants are funded by the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation or PM CARES initiative in a function at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.
According to PMO, with the inception of these 35 PSA oxygen plants, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA oxygen plants. Till now, a total of 1,224 PSA oxygen plants have been funded under PM CARES all across the country, out of which more than 1,100 plants have been commissioned, providing an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day.
Last month, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 3,631 PSA plants were being set up to generate nearly 4,600 MT of oxygen per day. As of now around 40 per cent of such plants (1,595 plants) have been commissioned to produce 2,100 MT of oxygen, out of which 1,491 were created with the central money.
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