Bhubaneswar: Even because the manufacturing of oxygen is way over the demand within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in Odisha, refilling the cylinders in time stays an space of concern for the state authorities.
At current, the state has oxygen manufacturing capability of 129.68 tonne per day whereas its demand was round 36 tonne on Monday. In addition to, 375 tonne of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) can also be out there, official sources stated.
On Saturday, the state had a manufacturing of 52.48 tonne of cylinder oxygen and 223.54 tonne of LMO.
Further chief secretary, Well being and Household Welfare Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra has claimed that there is no such thing as a scarcity of oxygen for provide. “What we’d like is managing the refill effectively making certain that no cylinders stay empty even for just a few hours. A particular group has been monitoring that,” TOI quoted him as saying.
The state has 10,000 D sort (50 litre) cylinders to be equipped to COVID hospitals at district degree having 4,856 beds, the sources stated. These hospitals completely rely upon cylinder oxygen as these wouldn’t have LMO storage facility.
The hospitals operating on public-private mode have highest demand of 81.87 tonne in opposition to the availability logistics of 120.22 tonne.
LMO Storage Plant In Berhampur
In the meantime a 20,000-litre capability LMO storage plant at a value of round Rs 35 lakh is developing at MKCG Medical Faculty and Hospital in Berhampur. The development work of the plant is over and the machines can be put in quickly, the TOI quoted Ganjam collector Vijay Amruta Kulange as saying.
In addition to catering to the necessity of the MKCG, the plant will provide oxygen to different hospitals within the state.