Oxygen Generator Reached In Chirang

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KOKRAJHAR, MAY 13: At the height of shortages of oxygen due to alarming rise of COVID-19 pandemic across the country, Chirang district will have soon an oxygen generator plant (Mobile oxygen concentrator), capable of producing 500 litres of oxygen a minute.

On Wednesday midnight, officials of Chirang district administration and district health society recieved an oxygen generator sent by the central government under the emergency medical relief- COVID-19 pandemic.

It may be stated that India recently got three oxygen generators made by Foreign Commonwealth and Development in donation from United Kingdom and of which, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India had given approval for installing one at the premises of Chirang district’s JSB (Jwhwlao Swmbla Basumatary) Civil Hospital, Kajalgaon and other two at Ajmer and Jhalawar of Rajasthan on the basis of urgency.

Many people of Chirang district hoped that the installation of oxygen generator plant at JSB Civil Hospital, Kajalgaon would now able to support the needs of patients for oxygen during their COVID-19 treatment.

Meanwhile, Assam Minister for Handloom and Textile, Soil Conservation and Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes (BTC part) Urkhao Gwra Brahma, on May 13 visited Chirang district and held meeting with the district administration and district health authorities to review and assess the prevailing COVID-19 situation, including action taken activities and future course of action to contain the pandemic in the district in the presence of BTR Executive Member and in-charge of health department Arup Kumar Dey and Sidli MLA Jayanta Basumatary.

During the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner and Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, Chirang, Gautam Talukdar apprised the house about issues relating to recent trends in active cases, deaths and positivity rate, vaccination process, availability of medical infrastructure, oxygen, manpower, home isolation procedures and COVID-19 testing facilities.

In his speech, the minister emphasized the need to ramp up the medical infrastructure to cater to the increasing demand for COVID beds, ICUs, including oxygen. He also stressed the need to make available of covid vaccine for the people living along the Indo-Bhutan area by giving them all relevant information on COVID-19.

Expressing concern over his satisfaction over the so far action taken by the district administration and district health society on the containment of COVID-19 pandemic in the district, he further asked the Chirang Deputy Commissioner to ensure all out efforts to vaccinate all the permitted age-group people, to keep maintaining sufficient stock of oxygen, availability of beds and for further augmentation of testing facilities and timely availability of test results.

The meeting was also attended by Additional Deputy Commissioners Anupam Deka (ADC in-charge, health), Ringkhang Mashahary and other senior officials of district health department.