Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated a Liquid Medical Oxygen plant facility at MKCG Medical College in Berhampur on virtual platform.
The LMO plant built at a cost of Rs 2 crore has a production capacity of 20 thousand litres.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister expressed hope that it would help reduce pressure on oxygen cylinders in the MKCG Medical College and Hospital that caters to the needs of south Odisha districts, particularly Ganjam.
Assuring that the Government is taking all possible measures to save precious lives, the Chief Minister said the oxygen supply management is being monitored on an hourly-basis.
He added that the state is further strengthening oxygen management through purchase of oxygen cylinders, establishment of oxygen generating facilities and deployment of LMO containers. To plan for future oxygen requirement and management, a taskforce has also been set up, the CM indicated.
Thanking the people for the cooperation in the fight against pandemic, Patnaik expressed hope that together, we can contain the virus and come back to normalcy sooner.
The Chief Minister appreciated the role of the people of Ganjam in community involvement in checking the pandemic.
Among others, Minister Health and Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das, MP Berhampur Chandrasekhar Sahu, MLA Berhampur Bikram Panda, Secretary to Chief Minister VK Pandian, Chief Advisor R. Balakrishnan, WODC Chairman Asit Tripathy, Chief secretary Suresh Mohapatra, ACS Health PK Mohapatra and other senior officials were present in the meeting.