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PM dedicates to the nation PSA Oxygen Plants established under PM CARES; Two PSA Oxygen Plants inaugurated in N. F. Railway

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi dedicated 35 PSA Oxygen Plants established under PM CARES, across 35 States and Union Territories, in an event held at AIIMS Rishikesh, Uttarakhand o­n 7th October, 2021. In N. F. Railway, 2 PSA Oxygen Plants out of sanctioned 7 Oxygen Plants were inaugurated o­n 7thOctober, 2021 by local MP and MLA at New Bongaigaon and Lumding Divisional Railway Hospitals. Earlier, o­ne new Oxygen Plants of 500 LPM capacity was inaugurated at Central Hospital, Maligaon by Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways & Textiles o­n 24th September, 2021. Public representatives of respective areas were also present at the site of 4 other Oxygen Plants (250 LPM capacity each at Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Dibrugarh Railway Hospitals) those are sanctioned and under advance stage of completion.

In New Bongaigaon, o­ne PSA Oxygen Generator Plant was inaugurated by Shri Abdul Khaleque, Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha) at Divisional Railway Hospital o­n 7th October, 2021. The Oxygen Generator Plant has capacity of 250 LPM. Another PSA Oxygen Generator Plant of 100 LPM capacity was inaugurated by Shri Sibu Mishra, Hon’ble MLA at Divisional Railway Hospital at Lumding.

In New Jalpaiguri Hospital, Dr. Jayanta Kumar Roy, Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha/West Bengal) along with Smt. Sikha Chatterjee and Dr. Sankar Ghosh, Hon’ble MLAs was present. Hon’ble MLA Shri Suman Kanjilal was present at Divisional Railway Hospital, Alipurduar; Shri Dulal Chandra Goswami, Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha) was present at Divisional Railway Hospital, Katihar. Oxygen Generator Plant of 250 LPM capacity is also under installation at Dibrugarh Railway Hospital.

In the fight against Covid-19, Northeast Frontier Railway ran Oxygen Express trains from other states towards North-eastern region to supply Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) and to assist state governments. To cope with the requirement of life-saving Oxygen, installation of Oxygen Plants has been planned for all the division over NFR. These Oxygen Generator Plants will provide direct supply of oxygen to the patient admitted in the wards of the railway hospitals which will also be helpful for local public.

(Guneet Kaur)

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