Guwahati, September 17: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today dedicated 14 oxygen generators, set up in 14 different hospitals across through virtual mode at a programme held at Assam Administrative Staff College here today.
It may be noted that Assam received 40 oxygen generators as donations from PM CARES Fund. Chief Minister Dr. Sarma inaugurated 14 of them with generating capacity of 15.71 metric tonne per day. The remaining 26 generators with their generating capacity of 47.69 metric tonne will be inaugurated shortly.
The 14 oxygen generation plants inaugurated today virtually have been set up at Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital, Barpeta, Goalpara Civil Hospital, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Swahid Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital, Golaghat, Sub-Divisional Civil Hospital, Bokakhat, Bhogeswari Phukanani Civil Hospital, Nagaon, Sivasagar Civil Hospital, Singimari Model Hospital, RNB Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar, Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Tinsukia Civil Hospital, Sonari Civil Hospital, S.K. Roy Civil Hospital, Hailakandi and Kalapahar COVID Hospital.
With the availability of oxygen generators with their installed oxygen generating capacity, the state has also augmented its oxygen storage capacity to the tune of 342 metric tonne. In the event of the apprehended third wave of COVID outbreak, the state will be in a better position to deal with any oxygen requirement necessitated by the pandemic.