The Yogi Adityanath government is making every effort to increase the supply of oxygen in Uttar Pradesh hospitals.
Following the instructions by Chief Minister, the Excise and Sugar Industry and Sugarcane Development Department of the state are all set to start installing oxygen generators across the state to protect the COVID-19 patients.
For this, hospitals in 75 districts have already been selected, and the remaining ones are being prepared on the war footing. The officials have also started installing oxygen generators in 27 districts already, while the remaining districts will get those soon.
Through the combined efforts of the Excise, Sugar Industry and Sugarcane Development Department, about 30 units of Excise Department and 45 sugar mills have ensured that in every district, there is at least one community health center or district hospital with 35-45 beds having full-time oxygen supply through oxygen generators.
These hospitals will be chosen by the District Magistrate and Chief Medical Officer of the district in a discussion, officials here on Friday said.
In setting up these oxygen generators, an investment of about Rs 50-60 lakh per hospital is being done with the help of the concerned excise unit and sugar mills. A letter has been written to Air India to airlift these machines and deliver them to the hospitals as soon as possible.
Already oxygen generators have been installed in 40 hospitals in different districts.