PM’s review meeting on availability of oxygen underway

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently chairing a high-level meeting to review the availability and augmentation of medical Oxygen across the country with all stakes holders.

According to official sources, he is also reviewing the status of the installations of pressure swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen supply units across all Government hospitals in the country.

Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 cases in April this year, the Government had decided to install 551 dedicated PSA medical oxygen generation plants to be set up inside public health facilities across the country to boost availability of the life-saving gas from the PM Cares Fund.

PM Modi had also directed the concerned authorities to make these plants should be made functional as soon as possible.

With many states complaining of oxygen shortage in hospitals during the peak of the second COVID-19 wave in April-May, the Union government has been taking measures in coordination with states to boost its production and supply.

The Prime Minister has been holding a number of meetings in this regard amid apprehensions of a third wave of the pandemic.