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AP: Oxygen plants set up in 49 hospitals at a cost of Rs 309 Cr

Anil Kumar Singhal, Chief Secretary, State Medical Health Department, said that oxygen plants (PSAs) will be set up on a permanent basis at a cost of Rs 309 crore in 49 district and area hospitals in the state.

The plants will be available in 3 months. The state government has decided to give weightage in appointments to be made in the medical health department to health workers working on a temporary basis in Covid services. He was speaking at a press conference at the APIIC building in Mangalagiri on Friday.

In the past 24 hours, 1,00,424 corona tests were performed and 17,188 positive cases were reported, leaving 73 dead. There are currently 14,654 people receiving medical services at Covid Care Centers in the state. The central government allocated 480 tonnes of oxygen on Thursday and 500 tonnes on Friday. 470 tonnes of them were supplied. There is no shortage of remediesivir injections in private hospitals,

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He said 13,150 injections were given in the past 24 hours. There are 22,105 available in government hospitals. The 104 call center received 17,062 phone calls in the past 24 hours. Of them, 9,210 calls were for various types of information, 3,004 for admissions in hospitals and 1,706 for phone calls for test results.

Construction of oxygen plants at a cost of Rs 309 crore …

Administrative approval has been given to set up permanent oxygen plants (PSAs) in 49 hospitals in the state at a cost of Rs 309 crore. PSA plants will be built according to the capacity of the beds in the respective hospitals. The plants will be available in 3 months. It has decided to buy plants worth Rs 180 crore, Rs 25 crore for civil works, Rs 50 crore for 10,000 additional oxygen pipelines and 50 cryogenic tankers and placed orders for the purchase of 25 tankers.

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