Nashik: Nashik collector Suraj Mandhare has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and the Public Works Department (PWD) to expedite the work on upgrading transformers required for raising and commissioning oxygen plants across the district
On Monday, the collector convened a meeting of officials from the state health department, MSEDCL, PWD, Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) to review the status of the construction of pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants and the liquid medical oxygen (LMO) tanks in the district.
A total of 23 PSA oxygen plants are being raised across the district in the rural areas for which transformer upgradation was required. Of the 23 connections, the transformer upgradation in 15 places has been completed and work is under progress at the seven other locations.
The collector has asked for expediting the work to ensure the infrastructure was in place before August 31.
“The experts have warned about the third wave of Covid by August-September. Hence, the district administration has decided to set up 23 PSA oxygen plants and six LMO tanks at various places. The collector has asked the departments to expedite the process,” said Dattaprasad Nade, the additional collector and the incident commander of the oxygen management in Nashik district.
The machinery for 15 plants has been received and the same for the other seven plants is on the way. “We are expecting the machinery by August 15 and erection and commissioning of the same will be done by August 31,” said Nade.
The administration has also ordered six LMO tanks to be installed. The tanks are of various sizes like six kilolitre (kl), 10 kl, 13 kl and 20 kl and orders for the same has already been placed.
The delivery of these tanks is expected soon, after which the commissioning will be carried out by August 31.