Giant Oxygen plant soon in Tripura’s IGM Hospital amid COVID pandemic
By Our Correspondent, 10/05/2021, Agartala


At a time when the state of Tripura along with rest of the nation is reeling under the second wave of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, the state’s giant Oxygen concentrated plant is all set to start functioning from Indira Gandhi Memorial (IGM) Hospital soon. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb who also holds the health port folio on Monday informed, “A new oxygen plant has arrived at IGM Hospital and the installation process will be completed in two days.”

“Another step towards state health infrastructure. The state government is determined to keep the oxygen supply normal in the Covid situation. There is still enough oxygen in the state. The Tripura government is trying to maintain it,” Deb’s statement on social media reads. Meanwhile the BJP MLA Dr. Dilip Das also the chairman of the IGM hospital Rogi Kalyan Samiti told media, “Most of the plant material has already moved to Agartala. And some parts will come in a day or two. If everything falls on the right track, the plant will start producing oxygen in the next 15 days.” “The plant will produce 1,050 liters of oxygen per minute and collect oxygen from the air and supply it to the wards of the hospital through pipelines. It is being set up with UNDP funding,” Dr. Das said.

Earlier this month while visiting the Bodhjungnagar Industrial Complex and during the inspection of two medical oxygen refilling plants CM Biplab Kumar Debsaid, “The government has received a proposal for setting up more oxygen plants, which will be approved immediately. The oxygen plant in Govind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital will be ready within two months, and in Tripura Medical College (TMC) hospital within two days, 60-bedded oxygen support will be ready.”