CM: 88 out of 190 new O2 plants functional in State

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the deficiencies noticed in the health infrastructure in the second wave of corona are being removed on priority basis. The most important among these deficiencies was medical oxygen. We had decided that whatever happens, now the people of the State will face no shortage of oxygen in the treatment in future.

For this purpose, the work of setting up oxygen plants in the State was done on a war footing by running a campaign. Today out of 190 oxygen plants being set up in Madhya Pradesh, 88 plants have become functional. The oxygen capacity of these 88 plants is 45,890 liters per minute.

Chouhan said that during the second wave of corona, the shortage was overcome in Madhya Pradesh by bringing oxygen from other states. In this, oxygen was brought to the state through tankers by road along with Indian Army aircrafts, helicopters, rail. It was a very difficult situation. The dream of becoming self-reliant in the matter of medical oxygen with creative thinking and better planning, so that these situations do not have to be faced again, is taking shape today. Chouhan informed that with the installation of oxygen plants in the health institutions of the state, now oxygen will be available to the patients without delay.

Chouhan said that now there will be no need to import oxygen as oxygen production has started in the state itself. It is our endeavour that oxygen plants should be set up at the tehsil level including all the district headquarters. Where oxygen plants are not installed, oxygen concentrators have been provided.

The Chief Minister said that with the cooperation of the Union Ministers including Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the timely availability of oxygen to Madhya Pradesh continued.