PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the new Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plant at South Goa District Hospital, Margao, and 35 such plants across the country in a virtual function.
The plant has been funded through Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situation (PM CARES). With this, all districts of the country will now have commissioned PSA Oxygen Plants.
“Inaugurated the Oxygen Plant today set up under PM Cares Fund at ESI hospital, Margao. The Oxygen Plant will make the ESI Hospital self-sufficient to cater to the medical needs of people,” said CM Sawant after the inauguration.
The Prime Minister said that India used to produce 900 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen a day in normal days. As the demand increased, India increased the production of medical oxygen by more than 10 times. He added that this was an unimaginable goal for any country in the world, but India has achieved it.
The Prime Minister remarked that it is a matter of pride for every Indian that 93 crore doses of corona vaccine have been administered. Very soon India will cross the 100 crore mark. He said India has shown the way to the whole world by building the Cowin platform that shows how vaccination is done on such a large scale.
The Prime Minister said now the government does not wait for the citizens to come to it with their problems and then take any action. He said that this misconception is being removed from the government mindset and system. Now the government goes to the citizens.
Meanwhile, CM Dr Pramod Sawant inaugurated the Oxygen Plant today set up under #PMCaresFund at ESI hospital, Margao.
The Oxygen Plant will make the ESI Hospital self-sufficient to cater to the medical needs of people,he said.