Jammu and Kashmir has received the consignment of seven oxygen generation plants from Germany with a cumulative oxygen generation capacity of 7,100 litres per minute (LPM).

The oxygen plants were carried by an Indian Air Force aircraft from Munich in Germany and reached Srinagar Airport on Monday afternoon.

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan said with the commissioning of these seven plants the oxygen requirement in the hospitals of Jammu and Kashmir will almost be fulfilled and will cater to daily requirements.

Among the seven plants, five will have a capacity of 1000 LPM each while the two plants will have a capacity of 1500 and 600 LPM.

The Advisor thanked Prime Minister, Lieutenant Governor, Air Force by whose efforts the oxygen generation plants have been received within two days only which otherwise would have taken 2 months.

He said the supporting infrastructure for the oxygen plants is almost ready and it is expected to be installed and to be commissioned within a few days of time.

The advisor said medical oxygen has become central in the fight against Covid and with the commissioning of these oxygen generation plants, the oxygen bed capacity of the hospitals will be greatly enhanced.

He said the government is keeping a keen eye on the developments and is taking adequate steps to augment its capacity.

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