Telengana Govt directs private hospitals to install oxygen plants

HYDERABAD: The government of Telangana has directed all private hospitals in the state to install Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants. The direction was made by the Director of public health and family welfare Dr. G. Srinivas Rao to the management of the private hospitals to install PSA oxygen generation plans of an adequate quantity corresponding to the bed capacity. The director in a communication to hospitals asked them to install the plants as per their bed capacity without fail. He also provided a list of authorized agencies for the installation of the PSA oxygen generation plants.

He directed, “Hospitals with up to 200 beds have to install plants with 500 liters per minute (LPM) capacity. For hospitals with 200 to 500, the plant's capacity should be 1,000 LPM and for hospitals with more than 500 beds the capacity prescribed is 2,000 LPM. Failure in installation of the plant may be viewed seriously and it leads to cancellation of recognition of the hospitals," he stated.

The Union government requested all the states to establish PSA oxygen generation plans in both public health facilities as well as in the private hospitals. It said an oxygen generation plan provides the respective hospital with an assured medical oxygen supply that is of critical need during a health emergency.

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