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Tura, Nongpoh & Jowai civil hospitals get oxygen plants

Japan & UNDP support Meghalaya,Nagaland & Tripura

Shillong,  June 22:  Tura, Nongpoh and Jowai civil hospitals  have emergency oxygen supply available, to provide intensive care treatment to the critically ill Covid-19 patients.

A statement by the CMO on Tuesday said that the plants utilise pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology to produce up to 800 litres of oxygen per minute.

As many as eight oxygen generation plants are being installed in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura with the help of the government of Japan and United Nations Development Programme(UNDP). The plants have the capacity to serve around 1,300 beds. The  Uttam Group of Companies, a multinational industry leader in Energy and Healthcare, supported the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Launching the plants in Tura, Chief Minister  Conrad Sangma said , “I would like to thank UNDP, the people of Japan and the government of Japan for contributing to this crisis management and enabling the state of Meghalaya to fight Covid in a stronger way”.

Health Minister AL Hek inaugurated Nongpoh Civil Hospital PSA plant and MLA W.Shylla dedicated Jowai MCH Hospital-PSA plant.

To support the Centre’s ongoing Covid-19 response, the UNDP together with Japan’s support is strengthening the health and social protection systems, most importantly reviving the livelihoods, targeting the most vulnerable population.

“As a good friend and partner of India, Japan is very happy to strengthen the capacity of health facilities in Meghalaya in partnership with UNDP. We hope that our contribution will help save more lives,” said Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of India.

“UNDP stands committed to support the government of India with support from donors, development partners and UN sister agencies. I am happy that our several months of effort to procure, build capacity of hospital staff and set the plants up and running has come to fruition. Together, we can better prepare for future crises,” said  Shoko Noda, UNDP Resident Representative in India.

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