J&K gets 7 new oxygen plants from Germany
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday received seven new imported oxygen plants from Germany with a cumulative generation capacity of 7,100 litres per minute (LPM).
The oxygen plants were carried by an Indian Air Force aircraft from Munich in Germany and reached Srinagar Airport in the afternoon.
“New Oxygen Plants including 5 of 1000 LPM, one of 1500 LPM and one of 600 LPM capacity will further add 7100 LPM to the existing availability,” Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha said in a tweet.
He said this will hugely augment oxygen supply to the health infrastructure in the UT.
“My deepest gratitude to Hon’ble PM @narendramodi for providing 7 Oxygen plants to JK UT. With his intervention, these Oxygen plants were airlifted by @IAF_MCC from Munich, Germany and safely landed at Srinagar Airport today at 12:45PM,” the LG added.
Meanwhile, Advisor to the LG, Baseer Ahmad Khan received the consignment of these oxygen plants here on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir government. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, PK Pole and Chief Engineer, Kashmir (Mechanical), were also present on the occasion.
Advisor said that with the commissioning of these seven plants, the oxygen requirement in the hospitals of the J&K will almost be fulfilled and will cater to our daily requirements.
Among the seven plants, five will have a capacity of 1000 LPM each while the two plants will have a capacity of 1500 and 600 LPM, an official handout informed.
The Advisor thanked Prime Minister, Lieutenant Governor, Air Force by whose efforts the oxygen plants have been received within two days only which otherwise would have taken two months, the handout read.
He said that the supporting infrastructure for the oxygen plants is almost ready and it is expected to be installed and to be commissioned within a few days of time.
Khan also said that medical oxygen has become an important commodity in the fight against this pandemic and with the commissioning of these oxygen generation plants, the oxygenated bed capacity of the hospitals will be greatly enhanced.
He said that the government is keeping a keen eye on the developments and is taking adequate steps to augment its capacity.