Assam CM Sarma launches Oxygen Generation Plants in Guwahati

As on September 17, 2021, a total of 7 lakh 10 thousand people have been vaccinated in Assam

Assam Health department has commissioned 14 Oxygen Generation Plants in Guwahati and dedicated them to the people of Assam.  Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at a function at Administrative Staff College dedicated 14 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Oxygen Generation Plants to the people of Assam.
These plants have been installed and commissioned with the support of the PM CARES fund, Government of India in a number of Medical College Hospitals and District Hospitals.
The Oxygen Plants commissioned in the Government Hospitals and dedicated to the people of Assam will go a long way in augmenting the local availability of medical oxygen, cut down on the dependency of supply through vendors, and strengthen the management of Covid control.
A banner of the event
Image: A banner of the event
The Central Government has sanctioned another 26 PSA Oxygen Generation Plants for Assam, which are in an advanced state of installation in various Government hospitals across the state.
There will be a combined availability of approx. 33,900 LPM of Medical Oxygen per day (63.40 MT) with all plants sanctioned under PM CARES, which will facilitate the state in becoming self-reliant in the generation of medical oxygen.
While his participation in the program, Dr Sarma announced the names of those hospitals which will get 1 of these 14 plants and those are- Barpeta Medical College, Goalpara Civil Hospital, Golaghat Civil Hospital, Bokakhat Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital, Singimari Model Hospital, Guwahati Medical College, RNB Civil Hospital (Kokrajhar), BP Chaliha Civil Hospital (Nagaon), Sivasagar Civil Hospital (Joysagar), Tezpur Medical College, Tinsukia Civil Hospital, Sonari Sub-Divisional Hospital, SK Roy Civil Hospital (Hailakandi), Kalapahar Covid Hospital.
Officials said if these 14 PSA Oxygen Generation Plants were combined together, it can produce a total of 15.71 metric tons.
Dr Sarma added that September 17, which is also the birthday of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and this day, is celebrated as a day of service and sacrifice.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing the event
Image: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma addressing the event
Dr Sarma added that September 17, which is also the birthday of our honourable Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and this day, is celebrated as a day of service and sacrifice.
He said that the state has earlier received 40 Oxygen Plants from the PM CARES Fund. Among those 40 plants, 14 will be sent to various hospitals today.
Sarma added that apart from the donations from the PM CARES Fund, the Assam Government also donated 27 plants, out of which 16 are active from where the government is producing 15.36 metric tons of oxygen.
Apart from the contributions from the state and national organizations, 10 oxygen concentrators were also received from abroad and one of them was installed in Chirang, which produced 1 metric ton of oxygen.
Dr Sarma added arrangements have been made for the storage of these oxygen plants. Big storage set-ups have been made in the medical colleges. As a result of which the state has been successful in preserving 342 metric tons of oxygen.
Counting all the preserving stations across the Northeast, there is a capacity to store 600 metric tons. It was assured that the state has enough resources to face the third wave.
A slide which was displayed during the inauguration
Image: A slide which was displayed during the inauguration
He said various ICUs have been set up for the children as well as for the general public. At the same time, the vaccination process is going on at a very rapid pace.
As on September 17, 2021, a total of 7 lakh 10 thousand people have been vaccinated. A target of vaccinating 33 lakh population have been achieved. 
He highlighted that 75% of the state population have received their first dose and 20% have received the second dose of their Covid-19 vaccines.
Director of Medical Education, Dr Anup Barman, Director of Health Service, Dr Rathindra Bhuyan, Commissioner of PWD, Mr Raj Chakraborty were also present at the event.



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