Covid-19 management: Oxygen generation plants in Nagaland nears completion

The first oxygen plant which is being installed at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) is said to become fully functional within two days

Weeks after the Central government sanctioned oxygen generation plants for Nagaland one each for the three districts-- Kohima, Dimapur, and Mokokchung, the remaining districts of the state will be provided with oxygen cylinders from these three plants.
The first oxygen plant which is being installed at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK); the state's capital, is said to become fully functional within two days, according to reports issued by NEPS. The oxygen generation plant will be able to produce 432,000 litres of oxygen per day.
Nilanjan Chowdhury, a service engineer at Absstem Technologies, Kolkata currently working to install the oxygen generation plant along with the rest of the other engineers at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima said that the plant has a capacity of refilling 61 jumbo oxygen cylinders in a day.
The first oxygen plant which is being installed at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK); the state's capital, is said to become fully functional within two days according to reports issued by NEPS
Preparations are also underway for the installation of the two remaining Oxygen Generation Plants in the two districts i.e. Dimapur and Mokokchung.
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So far Nagaland has no faced the scarcity of oxygen, unlike Delhi where most of the patients passed away due to lack of oxygen and not from COVID-19. But with the ever-increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases surging every single day in Nagaland, the need for more oxygen cylinders may arise in the days to come.
According to District Task Force, random testing of commuters for COVID-19 has shown results that of the many tested, 10% of those tested randomly for COVID-19 on the streets have been reported as being COVID-19 positive. Also, the majority of the COVID-19 positive cases have been detected mostly from travelers.



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