Rajasthan has equipped itself with 1,000 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen for routine utilisation along with 511 pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen generation plants. Once struggling with meeting the oxygen demand in the second wave of Covid-19, Rajasthan is prepared.
To fortify the supply line, 40,000 oxygen concentrations are obtainable. Private companies and hospitals are prepared to face any crisis. The central government has already alarmed the states regarding the Omicron BF.7 covid surge in several countries. The Health department conducted a mock drill on Tuesday to review the situation in the covid hospitals.
Since last year, the oxygen supply has been multiplied by 2.5 times in the state. “We had an arrangement of 400 MTs of oxygen at the time of second wave of covid-19, now we have an arrangement of daily production of 1,000 MT, sufficient for dealing with any emergency situation due to covid-19,” Dr Prithvi Raj, Health Secretary, said.
He further stated that there is a need to maintain the PSA plants from time to time for its proper function. The Health Department has made sufficient arrangements to oversee the maintenance work.
Out of 511 PSA plants, 51 were contributed by the central government under PM Cares, 92 were contributed by the donors, 34 were provided by the MPs-MLAs from their respective areas development funds, and the rest were provided by the state under the National Health Mission and other government agencies.