SRINAGAR: The government of Jammu and Kashmir said on Tuesday that the Union territory’s oxygen capacity has doubled from 15,000 to 50,000 liters per minute (LPM) in just over a month. Since April 1, 2021, the UT’s oxygen capacity has increased by more than threefold, according to the administration.
A tweet put out by the Department of Information and Public Relations read,
“From 15,000 LPM on 1st April, installed capacity of oxygen plants in the UT has increased to 50,000 LPM on 17th May 2021. Prompt effort by the administration substantially augments the capacity and availability of medical oxygen in the health facilities of Jammu and Kashmir to serve the public.”
A news item published in the Hindustan Times stated, “The claim comes after advisor Baseer Khan received a consignment of seven oxygen generation plants from Germany on Monday. Khan said that with the commissioning of these seven plants, the oxygen requirement across the hospitals in J&K will be almost fulfilled and will cater to the daily requirements.”
It is important to note here that among the seven plants, five have a capacity of 1000 LPM each while two plants will have a capacity of 1500 and 600 LPM respectively.