As COVID Cases Surge, Oxygen Plants Under PM-CARES Fund to be Installed in Hospitals: Centre

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As the country witnesses sharpest rise in daily covid-19 cases as compared to that of last year, the government at the Centre on Thursday said that hundreds of hospitals will get their own oxygen plants with funds from the PM-CARES fund. Earlier in the day, a meeting of the Empowered Group-2 (EG2) on COVID-19 was held to review the availability of essential medical equipment and oxygen, and certain key decisions were taken, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW). EG2 is monitoring the situation of demand and supply of medical oxygen continuously to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to support its uninterrupted supply, it added. Among the key decisions, the first was on mapping of medical oxygen sources for 12 high burden states– Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. To give clarity and assurance to the…

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