In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, in pursuance of the Lieutenant Governor’s directions regarding augmentation of Oxygen facilities in the hospitals, a 1200 litre per minute, LPM Oxygen Generation Plant has been commissioned at the old block of Govt. Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. The hospital has been notified as a designated COVID hospital. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that with the commissioning of the plant, the hospital has become self-sufficient in meeting the medical oxygen needs and it can cater to 92 beds at a time.
The plant will substantially augment the availability of medical oxygen in the present oxygen bank reducing the dependence on manual oxygen cylinders. Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Anshul Garg inspected the functioning of the newly installed Oxygen Generation Plant yesterday and directed the hospital authorities to augment the existing bed capacity for efficient management of COVID patients.