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28 May 2021
28 May 2021

Chandigarh, May 28: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that oxygen generator plants will be set up in all 135 Community Health Centres (CHC) and District Hospitals of the state for uninterrupted oxygen supply.

The Chief Minister said this after virtually inaugurating four oxygen generator plants in three government hospitals in Gurugram today. These plants have been set up in collaboration with Maruti Suzuki India Limited.

The Chief Minister said that industries have made a commendable contribution during the Pandemic period. He said that in the first wave of covid-19, there was a shortage of concentrators but soon this shortage was overcome.

Though in the second wave, initially, there was some problem regarding oxygen supply but with the dedicated efforts made by the State Government, in a short span of time, uninterrupted oxygen supply is being ensured in Haryana. For this along with setting up new oxygen plants, efforts are being made to get oxygen from other states as well. Besides this, tankers were also airlifted to ensure an uninterrupted oxygen supply. Besides this, a public appeal has been made for concentrators, said the Chief Minister.

He said that health infrastructure is being strengthened ahead of the possible expected third wave of COVID-19. Haryana government while taking this challenge head-on is making dedicated efforts to set up oxygen plants in hospitals which would certainly prove beneficial in tackling the third wave. He said that since experts have predicted that in the third expected wave of COVID-19, children are likely to be affected more and therefore the government is making all necessary arrangements well in advance.

MarutiSuzuki's Managing Director, Sh. Kenichi Ayukawa expressed his gratitude towards Haryana chief minister and also ensured full cooperation to the state government in the future as well. He also hoped that India would soon get released from the pandemic clutches.

Plants set up in these hospitals

Two plants having the capacity of producing 1.0 ton and 0.5 ton oxygen has been set up in Gurugram Civil Hospital Sector 10. With the setting up of these plans, an uninterrupted oxygen supply would be in about 100 to 150 beds.

Similarly, two more plants having a capacity of 1.0 ton each has been set up in ESI Hospital Sector-9-A and in ESI Hospital Sector 3 Manesar.

On this occasion, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D.S Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Labour Department, Sh. V.S Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Sh. V. Umashankar and many senior officers were also present.