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12 oxygen generation plants under PMCF functional in Kashmir

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Important milestone achieved in the preparation of 3rd wave of Covid-19: Div Com Kmr

Srinagar: Around 12 oxygen generation plants received by the divisional administration here under the PM Cares Fund (PMCF) or the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund, are currently functional in Kashmir Valley.

This was informed Saturday at a meeting chaired by the Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K. Pole to review the oxygen capacity of hospitals in Kashmir.

According to an official press release, during the meeting, the Div Com reviewed the progress achieved in capacity building of oxygen plants across Kashmir. The meeting was apprised about the functioning of all the 12 oxygen generation plants across Kashmir which were received by the divisional administration under PM Cares Fund (PMCF), (Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation Fund).

The Div Com expressed pleasure over this achievement and described it as an important milestone in the preparation of the 3rd wave in Kashmir, the press release said.

It said these oxygen plants were installed at JLNM Hospital Srinagar, DH Ganderbal, DH Pulwama, DH Shopian, DH Kulgam, DH Kupwara, DH Bandipora, GMC Anantnag, GMC Baramulla, SDH Magam, CD Hospital and DRDO Khanmoh. With the installation of these 12 oxygen generation plants there has been an increase of 11250 LPM in the Kashmir division.

Before the onset of the Ist wave, the oxygen capacity of the Kashmir division was just 12466 LPM and it has now reached 60391 LPM. This additional capacity of oxygen generation plants is an important step in the upliftment of vital capacity in the form of oxygen which is the most important remedy in treating moderate and severe cases of Covid-19 infection.

The Div Com directed all the district administrators to form monitoring teams in their respective districts so that a strong surveillance mechanism is put in place as the general public is showing complacency vis-à-vis the COVID-appropriate behavior, which can prove disastrous for the division in view of 3rd wave threat.

The Div Com directed the concerned to pace up the vaccination coverage in all districts of Kashmir division at war-footing basis.

The meeting was attended by Incharge Divisional Covid-19 Control Room Kashmir (DCCRK), Tahir Ahmad Magray and various senior level public health specialists of DCCRK.

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