Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually inaugurated 220-tonne oxygen plant at Sricity. Built by Nova Air, the plant was completed in 14 months.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said manufacturing 220 tonnes of oxygen is important, and completing the plant in 14 months is a milestone. He said the state government has already set up 144 PSA plants in various hospitals and another 32 plants will be established soon.
Jagan said the state government has readied 24,000 oxygen beds to meet COVID emergencies. "There has been a production of 300 tonnes of oxygen per day. Nova Air's oxygen plant would be an addition to it," he said.
Nova Air MD Gajanan Nabar said Oxygen is important not only for COVID patients but also for Industries. He said they have set up their first plant in Andhra Pradesh and completed it in 14 months. "There are good infrastructure facilities available. With cooperation from government departments and officials, we completed the project in record 14 months," he said.
The Chief Minister had directed the officials to ensure that there is no shortage of medical oxygen in the state. The state government signed an MoU with Nova Air on January 24, 2020.
The plant manufactures medical oxygen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and liquid argon gases.