PANAJI: The state government has requisitioned additional oxygen manufacturing plants in Verna, Madgaon and Cuncolim for supply seamless supply of oxygen to COVID Hospitals.
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane had conducted joint inspection at South Goa District Hospital with CM Sawant, South Goa Collectorate Dean GMC Dr. Bandekar, Nodal Officers SGDH & others to resolve the issue of continuous oxygen supply.
Health Minister Vishwajit Rane also thanked Kerala Health Minister Shailaja Teacher for the state with movement of 20,000 litres of liquid oxygen for COVID patients in the state of Goa.
“With the increasing number of admissions at SGDH, oxygen consumption has also increased. Therefore, there is an urgent need for increased manufacturing of oxygen cylinders in the state of Goa. In view of the same, the government has requisitioned Oxynitro plant in Verna, Madgaon & Cuncolim which will help us in the seamless supply of oxygen to COVID Hospitals. Post our inspection, we also reviewed the treatment given to patients at SGDH,” he said.
Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said there is sufficient availability of medical oxygen and our infrastructure is equipped to handle the demands due to rising cases of COVID19.