modi: Three railway hospitals get oxygen plants | Patna News

PATNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated through videoconference 35 pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants for different states from Rishikesh, including three for East Central Railway.
These three oxygen plants have been installed at Danapur, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Dhanbad divisional hospitals.
Modi lauded the railways for installing the oxygen plants on its own. Development of infrastructure at hospitals was the need of the hour to meet the challenges in the health sectore,” the PM said.
“The newly installed PSA oxygen plant at the Danapur divisional railway hospital was built at an expenditure of Rs 60 lakh, with the capacity to generate 250 litres of oxygen per minute which is equivalent to 60 jumbo oxygen cylinders per day. The new plant is equipped with the modern technology,” the CPRO said.
BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi was present at the Danapur railway hospital on the occasion.
Oxygen plant installed at the Pt Deendyal Upadhyaya divisional railway hospital would fulfil the need of 115 indoor patients.
Union heavy industries minister Mahendra Nath Pandey was present at the railway hospital during the inauguration. At Dhanbad divisional railway hospital, MP Pashupati Nath Singh and MLA Raj Sinha were present.
In another function, state road construction minister Nitin Nabin laid the foundation for PSA oxygen plant to be set up at the railway superspecialty hospital at Karbigahiya in Patna with the capacity to produce 500 litres of oxygen per minute.
The CPRO said the proposed oxygen plant would cater to the needs of 100 indoor patients at the hospital. ECR GM Anupam Sharma, superspecialty hospital medical director Dr R K Verma, railway doctors and nursing staff were present on the occasion.

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