Seven oxygen generation plants from Germany reached Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Monday. The consignment came from Frankfurt was received at Srinagar Airport.
The advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of the union territory, Baseer Ahmad Khan received the consignment. He thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, LG Manoj Sinha and Air Force through whose efforts the plants were received within just two days, which could otherwise have taken about months. The commissioning of seven plants was allotted as five will have a capacity of 1000 LPM each, while the two plants will have a capacity of 1500 and 600 LPM. The supporting infrastructure for the oxygen plants was almost ready and plants are expected to be installed and commissioned within a few days.
The medical oxygen has become an important commodity in the fight against the COVID pandemic and with the commissioning of these plants, the oxygenated bed capacity of the hospitals will be greatly enhanced.