Shillong Civil Hospital to get oxygen generation plant

Ninety-eight per cent of the installation work of the plant, which can support a minimum 25 beds with high flow oxygen, is completed, sources said.

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An oxygen generation plant of 270 litres per minute (LPM) capacity will be ready for commissioning in the next 24 hours at Shillong Civil Hospital in East Khasi Hills. With 98 per cent work, including installation having been completed, the plant will be commissioned in the next 24 hours which can support a minimum 25 beds with high flow oxygen, sources said.

On Sunday afternoon, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma inspected the ongoing installation at the hospital. He also held a review meeting at the hospital and thanked the doctors, nurses, and staff members of the hospital for their dedicated and concerted service to the citizens of the state.

Sangma informed that all efforts are being made by the government to ensure Management and Control measures taken by the district administration amid the current Covid-19 scenario.

At present, there are a total of about 4534 active cases in the State. The cases show an upward trend and the government has imposed a lockdown in East Khasi Hills and strict containment measures in other parts of the state.

Regarding treatment facilities, the chief minister said that all the districts have a dedicated Covid management system.


First Published:May 17, 2021, 10:32 a.m.

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