Guwahati: To provide intensive care treatment to the critically ill COVID-19 patients, the state of Meghalaya has set up three oxygen plants.
Three civil hospitals in Tura, Nongpoh, and Jowai in Meghalaya now have emergency oxygen supply available. The plants utilize pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology to produce up to 800 litres of oxygen per minute.
A total of eight oxygen generation plants are being installed in the Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura with the help of the Government of Japan and UNDP. The plants have the capacity to serve approximately 1,300 beds.
Launching the plants in Tura on Tuesday, chief minister Meghalaya Conrad Sangma said, “I would like to thank UNDP, the people of Japan and the Government of Japan for contributing to this crisis management and enabling the state of Meghalaya to fight Covid in a stronger way.”
To support the Government of India’s ongoing COVID-19 response, UNDP together with the Government of Japan’s support is strengthening the health and social protection systems, most importantly reviving the livelihoods, targeting the most vulnerable population.
“As a good friend and partner of India, Japan is very happy to strengthen the capacity of health facilities in Meghalaya in partnership with UNDP. We hope that our contribution will help save more lives,” stated Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of India.