J&K/Rajouri (The Stellar News), Report: Anil Bhardwaj: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today commissioned a new set up 1000 LPM Oxygen Concentrator Plant here at GMC Rajouri.
Among the others, Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Sher Singh; Principal GMC, Brij Mohan Gupta; Medical Superintendent GMC, Dr Mehmood; Assistant Executive Engineer Mechanical, Vinod Sharma besides the concerned officers and paramedical staff of the Health Department were present on the occasion.
Deputy Commissioner was apprised that the capacity of the Oxygen concentrator plant installed in the GMC & AH is 1000 litres per min (LPM) and the plant will help in augmenting bed capacities in the district for successful treatment of Covid patients.
While speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that the plant is a lifeline project given the COVID19 scenario and appreciated the efforts of the concerned executing agency for the speedy execution of the work and making it functional within the shortest possible time.
The Deputy Commissioner said that this plant would meet the requirements of oxygen for COVID-19 patients in the district.
“With the commissioning of the plant, the district has become self-sufficient in terms of the medical oxygen needs,” the DC said.
Earlier the district had to depend upon Jammu for the medical oxygen supply, and the commissioning of the plant would also lessen the burden on the plant at Jammu.
Deputy Commissioner directed for ensuring uninterrupted power supply to oxygen concentrator plants so that the adequate and hassle-free oxygen supply is maintained in the GMC & AH.
Regarding the medical oxygen supply in the peripheral hospitals of the district, the Deputy Commissioner apprised that concrete measures are being taken to ensure the adequate oxygen supply in the hospitals for the convenience of the Covid patients.
“District Administration is committed to providing the best possible medicare facilities to the Covid patients to ensure their safety and all appropriate steps are being taken in this regard,” he reiterated.
It is pertinent to mention here that the project was withheld due to a shortage of manpower and other equipment. When Deputy Commissioner was appraised about the issues he immediately removed all the bottlenecks and got this project functional within a week.
The Deputy Commissioner also appealed to the public to adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the Government for appropriate COVID-19 pandemic behaviour to break the highly infectious chain.