Haryana’s Home and Health Minister Anil Vij has said that management of oxygen generation plants should be handed over to the Military and Paramilitary for its safe and smooth functioning. Mr Vij said it will help in dealing with oxygen related problems being faced at present. He said that such a step will be immensely helpful as even if one plant stops, then it may adversely affect the health of COVID patients. The Minister further said that the state government is continuously making efforts to distribute oxygen as per requirement in all the hospitals. He added that with the assistance of the Central Government, 60 oxygen plants will be set up at various government hospitals in the state with a capacity of 30, 50, 100 and 200 beds.
The Health Minister said that work is presently going on to set up six oxygen plants in government hospitals of the state. After Ambala, oxygen plants will soon start functioning in Panchkula, Faridabad and Hisar as well. He said, production at oxygen plants installed in Karnal and Sonipat has already started. He said that work is going on to make government hospitals self-sufficient in oxygen.
Mr Vij said, the state government is fully prepared for the vaccination of children in the state. He said, the state will start the process as soon as the vaccination for children is approved and the state gets it.