PM Cares Fund Sanctioned One Lakh Portable Oxygen Concentrators

PM Care Fund Sanctioned One Lakh Portable Oxygen Concentrators

India is facing a very critical condition due to the tsunami of coronavirus cases. Hospitals are struggling for medicinal oxygen and beds. The single-day record of Covid -19 cases of India rises to 3,60,960 and if we add in the total it becomes 1,79,97,267 cases while the numbers of death crossed to two lakh and 3,293 are the fresh fatalities, according to Union Health ministry data recorded on Wednesday, 28 April 2021.

One Lakh portable Oxygen concentrators will be procured and 500 oxygen generation plants will be set up with PM-CARES funds, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday 28 April, due to an unpredictable rise in Covid – 19 cases.

” 500 new PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) Oxygen plants will be sanctioned under ‘PM Care Fund’, in addition to 713 plants sanctioned earlier “, a statement is given by PMO.

And also added, “The PSA plants will augment the supply of LMO (Liquid Medical Oxygen) at hospitals in district headquarters and Tier 2 cities. These 500 PSA plants will be established with transfer of the indigenous technology developed by DRDO and CSIR to the domestic manufacturers.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that the states which are struggling on the hot fire of Covid – 19 cases, will be provided with these oxygen concentrators at the earliest.

Prime Minister Modi, whose government has been criticised for failing to plan for the second wave, has held multiple meetings over the past few days to resolve the situation.


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