Tuesday, August 3, 2021

3 hospitals in Meghalaya now have emergency oxygen supply to provide intensive care treatment to critically ill COVID-19 patients

In Meghalaya, three hospitals in Tura (West Garo Hills district), Nongpoh (Ri Bhoi district) and Jowai (West Jaintia Hill district) now have emergency oxygen supply available, to provide intensive care treatment to the critically ill COVID-19 patients. three hospitals in Tura (West Garo Hills district), Nongpoh (Ri Bhoi district) and Jowai (West Jaintia Hill district) now have emergency oxygen supply available, to provide intensive care treatment to the critically ill COVID-19 patients. The plants utilise pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology to produce up to 800 litres of oxygen per minute.

A statement from the Chief Minister’s Office stated that a total of eight oxygen generation plants are being installed in the Northeast states of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura with the help of the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The plants have the capacity to serve approximately 1,300 beds.

Launching the plant in Tura, today Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that he would like to thank UNDP, the people of Japan and the Government of Japan for contributing in the crisis time of Meghalaya in fighting COVID.

Meanwhile, in Nongpoh, Health Minister AL Hek inaugurated the oxygen plant at Nongpoh Civil Hospital while MLA W Shylla inaugurated the plant at Jowai MCH Hospital.

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