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Work on oxygen plants goes on in full swing: Officials

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Srinagar: The work on all oxygen plants which were recently approved by the government of J&K is going on in full swing and is expected to be completed in next few days.

A top official of the Mechanical Engineering wing said the work on oxygen plants at SKIMS, GB Pant Hospital Srinagar, LD Hospital, SMHS Hospital and all other major hospitals of Kashmir Valley is going on in full swing.

“Some plants have already been completed while as work on other plants is going on 24×7,” the official said.

He said that one unit of oxygen plant at JLNM has been commissioned by which oxygen capacity of the hospital has increased by 1000 litres per minute while as work on other unit with the capacity of 1000 litres per minute is going on.

The official said that oxygen plants with the capacity of 1000 litres per minute have been installed and commissioned at SDH Kupwara, SDH Sopore, District Hospital Pulwama, District Hospital Shopian and that they are functional.

“Oxygen generation plants at District Hospital Kulgam and District Hospital Ganderbal have been installed and are expected to be put to use in two days,” the official said.

He said the plants with the capacity of 500 litres per minute are being installed at Trauma Hospital Bijbehara and SDH Chanapora and that they shall be functional within the next five days.

The official said that within one week, all 36 plants approved by the government will get completed.

All other relevant works like plant room construction, medical gas pipeline system, DG sets, electrical substations have already been completed across all the hospitals and made functional already.

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