Tribune News Service
Nawanshahr, June 29
Manish Tewari, MP, inaugurated the newly constructed PSA oxygen plant in Nawanshahr on Monday. Established in association with Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Toansa, the plant has the capacity to produce up to 30 cylinders of oxygen per day.
This pressure swing absorption plant will generate oxygen from the air and deliver it directly at patients’ beds through pipes.
Tewari said such oxygen plants were being set up all over the state so that there would be no shortage of oxygen in case of any emergency in the coming days. He said during the second wave of Covid, when there was a severe shortage of oxygen everywhere in the country, no shortage of oxygen was there in Punjab.
“In addition to the provision of essential medicines and L-3 beds, timely recruitment of doctors and other health personnel also provided better health services to the people,” he said.
With the setting up of the oxygen plant, the Nawanshahr Civil Hospital has now become self-reliant in the field of oxygen whereas earlier it had to import oxygen. The MP lauded the efforts made by the district administration to effectively cope with the second wave of Covid epidemic and to meet the oxygen requirement during this time.