Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Jagat Prakash Nadda and Union minister Anurag Thakur on Monday virtually laid foundation stones for two oxygen plants in Himachal Pradesh. They also flagged off vehicles with Covid relief material for the people in the state.
These oxygen plants are being set up in Hamirpur and Bilaspur.
“A few weeks ago we had flagged of 17 Asptal Mobile Medical Units carrying Covid relief materials for 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh. Today we are laying the foundation for 2 PSA Oxygen Plants of 140 LPM each for Hamirpur & Bilaspur and also flagging off – 108 oxygen concentrators, 160 oxygen cylinders that will cater to over 330 hospital beds as part of our continuing Covid relief efforts,” Nadda said.
“The BJP and its karyakartas across the country are engaged in these efforts under the mantra of ‘Seva hi Sangathan’. Everyone in their capacity is coming forward to provide assistance; we must continue this and ensure all our relief materials reach their intended beneficiaries in Himachal Pradesh,” he added.
Himachal Padesh chief minister Jairam Thakur was also present on the occasion.
“We will set up a total of 3 Oxygen generation plants, along with providing 300 Oxygen Concentrators and 200 Oxygen Cylinders which will cater to 700 beds providing a robust supply of O2,” Union minister Anurag Thakur said.
He also applauded the chief minister for ensuring that the Covid relief material is swiftly allocated to intended beneficiaries.
Thanking the central government, chief minister Jairam Thakur said, “Himachal government is providing the best possible facilities towards treatment of Covid patients and started the Himachal Covid Care Mobile App. The state is amongst the top in India vis-vis vaccination drive,”
The two oxygen plants have a capacity of 140 LPM each and these can ensure uninterrupted supply to 30 beds.