Oxygen crisis: KCR orders setting up 48 gas plants in government hospitals

Waking up to oxygen crisis, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has ordered setting up 48 life-saving gas generation plants in government hospitals to meet growing patient demand.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 May 2021 3:28 AM GMT
Oxygen crisis:  KCR orders setting up 48 gas plants in government hospitals

Hyderabad: Waking up to oxygen crisis, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has ordered setting up 48 life-saving gas generation plants in government hospitals to meet growing patient demand.

With an installed capacity of generating 324 metric tonnes of oxygen, the plants would overcome shortage cater to the needs in future. KCR also instructed the officials to set up an additional plant to produce 100 MT of the liquid Oxygen in Hyderabad.

The CM instructed that 6 plants with 16 MT capacity each, 15 plants with eight MT capacity each, and 27 plants with 4 MT capacity each should be set in Hyderabad and district area hospitals. KCR also asked the oxygen producers to hand over 11 Tankers with each having the capacity of 20 tonnes within 10 days.

He said that in the coming days Telangana will be self-sufficient in oxygen supply. He gave clear-cut instructions to the officials that there should not be any Oxygen supply shortage in the government hospitals come what may. "The government hospitals should be given the top priority where the poor are undergoing treatment for the supply of oxygen," he said.

The CM passed the orders while chairing a high-level review meeting at Pragathi Bhavan here. In this meeting, Minister T Harish Rao, State Planning Board Vice-Chairman B Vinod Kumar, MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Principal Secretary (Panchayat Raj) Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary (Medical and Health) S A M Rizvi, CM Secretary, and Special Officer (Covid) Rajasekhar Reddy, IAS officer Sarfraj Ahmed, Ronald Ross, Public Health Director Srinivas Rao, DME K Ramesh Reddy, Kaloji Health University VC Karunakar Reddy, CM OSD (Health) Gangadhar, and others participated.


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