These plants will be producing 43 metric tonnes of oxygen from atmospheric air per day.
On Saturday, BMC announced that it will establish 16 oxygen generating plants in 12 hospitals across Mumbai, amid an acute oxygen shortage scenario. After becoming functional, these plants will be producing 43 metric tonnes of oxygen from atmospheric air per day, according to the civic body. Reportedly, compared to the cost incurred when oxygen is supplied through jumbo cylinders, there will be a substantial reduction in the amount now because of these upcoming O2 plants.
Expected to be operational within a month
BMC to set up 16 oxygen plants at 12 hospitals under the guidance of Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal. Ad… https://t.co/VfxiCWTKQG— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC)1619253611.0
During this ongoing pandemic, India's worst-hit state, Maharashtra has been registering complaints regarding the shortage of medical-grade oxygen, hospital beds, vaccines and other essentials, which in turn is leading to rising fatalities and critical cases. Thus, to fill in one of the major gaping crevices in the medical infrastructure of the state, caused by the aggressive lashes of COVID, these oxygen plants are being initiated. The venture is expected to be operational within a month, after its tender is cleared.
Constant strengthening of COVID-19 infrastructure in the city
Earlier, the Brinamumbai Municipal Commissioner also approved to set up two dedicated COVID care centres in Mumbai's K (West) ward. The two facilities have been specially requested to shoulder the alarming surge of cases in Andheri and Jogeshwari; the worst-hit sunburns across the metropolis.
Further, 3 jumbo COVID centres across Mumbai are coming up soon, to ensure enough vacancy of hospitals beds and treatment facilities in light of the active COVID surge. These centres will be established at Kanjurmarg, Malad and Sion to accommodate up to 5,300 beds, collectively. As per civic officials, these facilities will be ready by next month at Kanjurmarg, followed by the other two locations.