Target to set up 1,213 plants of O2 across India: Pradhan

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Target to set up 1,213 plants of O2 across India: Pradhan

Monday, 14 June 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh on Sunday.

While inaugurating the oxygen plant, he said since there are  indications of the third wave of corona in the country, the Central Government wants to make sure that the health system of the country is completely sound and this time there will be no panic regarding oxygen. No life should be lost at least not due to lack of oxygen.

There is a target of setting up 1,213 PSA oxygen plants across the country from the PM Care Fund which will be completed by July next month. “The production capacity of the new plants to be set up will be 35000 metric tonnes per day,” he said.

State BJP President Adesh Gupta, Member of Parliament Parvesh Sahib Singh, State BJP Media Head Naveen Kumar, State Secretary Sunita Kangra, Former MLA Dr. Nandkishore Garg, District General Secretary Sunil Mittal, President of Maharaja Agrasen Hospital Shri Ashok Gupta and General Secretary Sunil Aron was present.

“All the companies  under the Ministry of Petroleum are setting up such plants from place to place with their CSR funds,” “IGL in Delhi has installed a plant, installed with the funds of `2.5 crore, has a capacity of 2.5 tonne. With this 400 to 500 cylinders can be filled per day,” the minister said.

“Gas can also be supplied from here and cylinders can also be filled. This step has been taken keeping in view the problems that were faced by the people of Delhi for home treatment during this second wave,” he added further.

State BJP President Gupta said that, when there was acute shortage of gas in Delhi, people were wandering here and there with cylinders, BJP workers went door to door and delivered 100 oxygen cylinders daily. “Everyone saw the way BJP workers worked in the whole country with the spirit of service and unity. Within the three corporations, 6 PSA oxygen plants have been approved and the work is going on at a fast pace. With this plant, which has been installed in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital today, people can get the cylinder filled and take home, so the same can be used in an emergency,” he added.

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