PCMC News: The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has decided to set-up four oxygen generating plants at its hospitals within the next 21 days, to meet the rising demand for oxygen.
Namdeo Dhake, BJP House leader at the PCMC has said that the oxygen generation plants will be setup at Theragaon, Akurdi, New Bhosari and Jijamata hospitals. He also said that in the coming days, at least another eight-ten plant are expected to set-up and almost Rs.6 crores are set aside to build up more and more oxygen generation plants in future.
The oxygen generation plant at Theragaon Hospital will have a capacity of producing 1,050 litres/minute. This oxygen generation plant will be setup at a cost of Rs.1.90 crores. In other three hospitals, plants have a capacity of producing 60 litres/minute and will cost Rs.1.40 crores each. A total of Rs.6.10 crores will be spent.
PCMC Additional Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakane said that the four planned plants will be set-up immediately and the corporation has further planned to setup three or four more plants out of MLA’s Fund and through a CSR Fund.
Dhakane also made it clear that though this will not help us produce oxygen in surplus, this will meet the immediate needs of the oxygen and supply will be constant as the present supply depletes. Dhake also said that bigger plants of bigger capacities will be soon set-up in YCM Hospital, Jumbo Hospital and Auto Cluster Hospital.
The Bombay HC earlier this week, urged district authorities in Maharashtra state to permit hospitals to set up oxygen generation plants in their own premises.