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DC Srinagar inspects Oxygen Manufacturing Plants at Khonmoh, Rangreth

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GM DIC asked to explore feasibility of making two dysfunctional Oxygen plants operational

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad today visited Industrial Estates at Khonmoh and Rangreth and inspected various Medical Oxygen Generation Plants including Stealth Oxygen Company, Mian Gas and JK Gas Company.

The Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather was also present during the Tour. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Khurshid Ahmad and other senior officers and functionaries of health department also accompanied.

The Deputy Commissioner took stock of functioning and generation capacities of the oxygen plants and directed the Plant establishment to work in coordinated manner to ensure adequate chain of Medical Oxygen is generated and transported to hospitals to meet any emergent Covid-19 situation.

While interacting with plant owners the Deputy Commissioner directed them to ensure uninterrupted supply of Medical Oxygen to the hospitals to fulfill required demand. The DC also pushed for an increased production at the plant level to cater to local needs for oxygen. He said if any diversion of medical oxygen is reported to non-medical sector serious action will be initiated.

The DC directed the concerned to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to these plants

While giving plant wise details, the DC was informed that at JK Gas plant at Rengreth, about 1300 bulk oxygen cylinders are being filled per day. Similarly, at Mian Gas plant and Stealth Oxygen Company at Khonmoh Industrial Estate are producing oxygen equivalent to 500 bulk cylinders per day to cater to hospital needs.

Meanwhile, DC asked General Manager District Industries Centre Srinagar to work out the possibility of making two dysfunctional Oxygen generators plants operational.

Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner visited Kashmir Nursing Home and took stock of the pace of work on the 1000 lpm capacity new Medical Oxygen plant. On the occasion, the DC asked MED Xen to finish balance works & make plant functional in next 24 hours.

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